Cessna's Citations Make The Headlines
Citation Bravos Delivered To The Company Jet ...
Cessna Aircraft Company recently delivered three Citation Bravos to The Company Jet, a new fractional ownership company based in Grand Rapids, Mich. The Company Jet will take delivery of two additional Bravos during 2003. The company's clients -- called "co-owners" -- are organized within specific geographic areas to maximize airplane availability and minimize flying time.
Since its first delivery in 1997, the Citation Bravo has accumulated over 210,000 fleet flight hours. The Bravo cruises at altitudes up to 45,000 feet, features the Honeywell Primus 1000 Avionics System and trailing link landing gear.
... And A Citation CJ1 Transports Lifesaving Organs
Moving from fractionals to medical transport, Cessna also delivered a Citation CJ1 to Midwest Transplant Network. The bizjet -- serial number 505 -- will be used to support the non-profit corporation's mission of transporting organs and medical professionals involved with transplantation-related services. Midwest Transplant Network is a not-for-profit 501c(3) corporation and is one of more than 50 federally certified Organ Procurement Organizations. They have been designated as the exclusive Organ Procurement Organization for the state of Kansas and the western two-thirds of Missouri.
"When the call comes in, our recipients deserve delivery of these vital organs as quickly as possible, and air travel is often necessary to achieve that," said Rob Linderer, Midwest Transplant Network Executive Director.
The original CitationJet -- the CJ1 -- was introduced at the 1998 NBAA convention. Over 140 Citation CJ1s have entered service since the first delivery in March 2000.