McNeilus Steel of Dodge Center, Minnesota, has taken delivery of the 300th Cessna Citation CJ4.
“The Citation CJ4 continues to be a standout in the light jet segment due to its combination of high performance, low operating costs and class-leading cabin amenities,” said Rob Scholl, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Textron Aviation. “Our light jet product range, led by the Citation CJ4, continues to pace this segment globally in terms of deliveries, primarily because customers appreciate what they get in terms of productivity and value.”
Founded in 1948, McNeilus Steel is a family-owned metals distribution business and employs more than 450 people across locations in Dodge Center; Fargo, North Dakota; and Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. McNeilus is upgrading to full ownership of a CJ4, having been a fractional owner of a Cessna Citation CJ1+ since 2016.
“Our reputation is built on customer service and our Citation CJ4 will help us strengthen that reputation through even more personal interaction with our customers,” said Levi McNelius, director of purchasing at McNelius.
Introduced in 2010, the Citation CJ4 is the largest of the Cessna light jet family, which also includes the Citation CJ3+ and Citation M2.The CJ4 has an IFR range of 1,926 nautical miles (3,567km) with a maximum cruise speed of 451 knots (true airspeed).
The CJ4 is certified for single pilot operation, has seating for nine passengers and includes a 1,040 lb baggage capability. Other features include single-point refuelling and an externally serviceable lavatory.