Cessna Aircraft recently got type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration for its new Citation CJ3+ light business jet. The aircraft can carry up to nine passengers, features the Garmin G3000 integrated avionics suite and automatic cabin pressurization, and is certified for single-pilot operation. The Wichita Eagle (Kan.) (9/5), American City Business Journals/Wichita, Kan.
Cessna gets type certification for Citation CJ3+
BY MOLLY MCMILLIN
The Wichita Eagle
Cessna Aircraft has received type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration for its Citation CJ3+ light business jet, the company said Friday.
The certificate was awarded Thursday and comes less than six months after Cessna introduced the upgraded version of the CJ3 in March.
“Cessna is committed to new product development and the swift progress of the Citation CJ3+, from announcement to certification and on to the market, is a perfect example of that laser-like focus,” Chris Hearne, Cessna’s vice president of jets. “The CJ3+ incorporates the latest in technology for the cockpit and for the passenger cabin which is exactly what the customer has asked us to do, and that has always been a hallmark of Cessna’s new product innovations.”
The Citation CJ3+ will seat up to nine people, is certified for single pilot operation and incorporates a number of new systems.
The jet features an integrated avionics suite, the Garmin G3000, an automatically controlled cabin pressurization system and an advanced fault and maintenance diagnostic system.
The G3000 includes turbulence detecting weather radar, advanced terrain awareness warning systems and will be compliant with future Next Generation air traffic control requirements.
It also will have a wireless media server, a cabin Iridium phone and high speed Internet.
The plane has a range of up to 2,070 nautical miles.
In the last year, Cessna has certified four models, the Citation M2, Citation Sovereign+, Citation X+ and the CJ3+.
It’s also working on the Citation Latitude, which is expected to be certified in the second quarter of 2015.