Cessna Delivers the 100th Citation CJ3

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Cessna Aircraft Company on Monday delivered its 100th production Citation CJ3. Jeffrey Mark, chief executive officer, principal owner and co-founder of Mark-Taylor Residential Inc., an Arizona-based real estate development corporation, purchased the milestone aircraft. “I have always loved airplanes,” Mark said. “When I was a kid, my father was a pilot, and I flew radio-controlled airplanes. I have kept that passion for flying.” Mark has owned a Cessna CitationJet, a Citation CJ2 and now the Citation CJ3. A pilot for 16 years, Mark learned how to fly in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk.

The Cessna Citation CJ3 received FAA certification in October 2004 and is currently one of Cessna’s best-selling business jet models worldwide. Among its features are a passenger cabin 24 inches longer than the Citation CJ2+ and a maximum cruise speed of 417 knots at 33,000 feet. With two pilots, full fuel, four passengers and baggage, the CJ3 offers an NBAA IFR range of more than 1,800 nautical miles. The CJ3's service ceiling is FL450 feet and its maximum gross takeoff weight is 13,870 pounds.