Cessna Citation CJ4s enter commercial airline service in Europe


Hahn Air Lines is operating a fleet of Cessna Citation CJ4s for scheduled airline service, making the CJ4 the first Citation business jet to be used for commercial airline service. The German scheduled and charter airline operator uses the CJ4 for its Dusseldorf/Luxemburg route.

As a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Hahn Air was required to submit the CJ4 for the IATA Operational Safety Audit. “Cessna is proud that the Citation CJ4 is the first business jet in its class to pass the IATA audit, proving it met or exceeded more than 1,000 rigorous standards for safety and advanced flight operations,” said Tom Perry, vice president, sales, Europe, Textron Aviation.

The IATA Operational Safety Audit program assesses the operational management and control systems of an airline and it accommodates both FAA and EASA standards for commercial air transport. Several aircraft and operating modifications were made to the CJ4 to accommodate standards, including a locking cockpit door and other cockpit modifications, emergency lighting, passenger safety briefing and conducting flight operations in a multi-crew environment.

The Citation CJ4 light jet has a range of 2,170 nautical miles and can seat up to 10 people. It features an externally serviceable lavatory and the Venue CMS, which allows passengers to plug their computers into seat monitors and enjoy wi-fi connectivity.

June 1, 2015

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