Cessna to Unveil Citation CJ4 at NBAA

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Fresh on the heels of securing FAA type certification for its Citation Mustang very light jet, Cessna said it will introduce the CJ4, the newest member of the CJ family of Citation business jets, at the annual National Business Aviation Association convention, Oct. 17 through 19. If you're interested, though, Cessna said it would take orders for the newest member of its Citation family before the convention begins. The proposed CJ4 will seat seven to eight passengers, depending on layout, and incorporate a large forward door, private lavatory, and large baggage compartment, the company said. It will be powered by two Williams FJ44-4A engines equipped with FADECs and be certified for flight as high as FL450.

“The market success of the CJ1+, CJ2+ and CJ3 proves that Cessna’s basic philosophy for the family is right on target,” said Roger Whyte, senior vice president of Sales/Marketing for Cessna. “While the CJ4 shares many of the features of the smaller CJs such as the Collins ProLine 21 avionics suite, we’ve made some cabin and airframe changes, such as a new wing, to optimize its performance for this market segment. The CJ4 is simply the latest manifestation of our philosophy, filling a market niche within our range of aircraft that we think will be very popular.” First flight of the CJ4 is scheduled for the first half of 2008 and entry into service is set for 2010.