Citation light jet fleet reaches 5,000

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Cessna recently delivered the 5,000th Citation light business jet, a Citation M2, to Helitrip Charter, which is leasing the aircraft to Catreus. UK-based Catreus manages and operates a mixed fleet of aircraft, including Citation Mustang, Citation M2, Citation Bravo, Citation Excel, Citation XLS and Citation XLS+ jets. Catreus’ combined aircraft fleet now operates approximately 3,000 charter hours a year.

The Citation M2 is an entry-level jet featuring Garmin G3000 avionics and a redesigned interior with seating for seven. “After bringing the first M2 into the UK last year, we have seen an increase in demand for the aircraft. Adding a second M2 to the fleet will now allow us to meet the demand,” said Cy Williams, CEO, Catreus. “We have recently been approved as the first operator to operate the M2 out of London City, which means our entire fleet is now London City approved. We look forward to our continued relationship with Textron Aviation.”

Cessna entered the light jet segment in 1972 when it delivered its first Citation. The Citation light jet family includes the Citation I, Citation II, Citation Bravo, Citation S/II, Citation V, Citation Ultra, Citation Encore, Citation Encore+ and the CJ family. Cessna’s current light jets – the Mustang, M2, CJ3+ and CJ4 – are all certified for single-pilot operations.

October 5, 2016

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