Cessna has announced certification by Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil of their Citation CJ3+ business jet. This aircraft is one of the newest models in Cessna’s stable of next-generation Citation jets.
“The range, performance and economics of the Citation CJ3+ make it a natural fit for operations in Brazil, a country that has long been one of Cessna’s largest markets,” said Bob Gibbs, vice president, Sales.
“The Citation CJ3+ represents the latest, proven technology in terms of avionics and cabin productivity and carries on the brand promise expected from the Cessna name.”
The range of the Citation CJ3+, at 3,778 kilometers (2,040 nautical miles), gives operators non-stop reach from São Paulo to Manaus or Santiago and from Manaus to Managua, Nicaragua. With a required take-off distance of only 969 meters (3,180 feet), the Citation CJ3+ has access to airports unavailable to larger competitor aircraft. Requiring only 27 minutes to climb direct to 13,716 meters (45,000 feet), it quickly gets above weather and other traffic.
The Citation CJ3+ gained initial certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration in September, less than six months after its market introduction in March 2014. Cessna has introduced four new Citations into the market in the last 18 months, contributing to Cessna’s strong business jet delivery performance in 2014.
The Garmin G3000 avionics suite in the Citation CJ3+, which includes turbulence detecting weather radar, TCAS II, advanced Terrain Awareness Warning Systems (TAWS), and automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B), is designed to provide the most efficient flight profile, minimizing fuel costs and environmental impact. Compared to other aircraft in the light jet category, the Citation CJ3+ burns less fuel and costs less in maintenance costs per flight hour.
Cessna created and continues to lead the light jet segment, giving customers the widest product range on the market. From the popular entry level Citation Mustang and Citation M2 jets, to the upgraded efficiency and comfort of the CJ3+ and the top performing CJ4, Cessna’s Citation family of privaate jets has evolved to offer a range of capabilities, systems and options unmatched in its class.
Cessna’s Citation series of jets are the most popular line of business jets ever produced, with more than 6,750 jets that have been designed, manufactured and delivered to customers around the world. Citations are the largest fleet of private jets in the world and have surpassed 31 million flight hours.