Textron Aviation unveils Citation CJ4 Gen2


Textron Aviation has added to the Cessna Citation family of business jets with the Citation CJ4 Gen2 light jet. The interior updates include new seating options, enhancements to the ambient lighting, skylights in the lavatory and upgraded wireless CMS. The entry stairs have also been redesigned.

“With the CJ4 Gen2, we focused on a design that enhances passenger comfort with an elevated cabin to match the performance capabilities already trusted by Citation CJ4 owners,” said Christi Tannahill, senior vice president of customer experience. “Developments in technology have allowed us to introduce new design elements. A first for Citation light jets are the CoolView skylights and a vanity option, which give our customers the atmosphere of a large aircraft with light jet performance capabilities.”

Textron Aviation is taking orders for the Cessna Citation CJ4 Gen2 with deliveries beginning immediately. The Cessna Citation CJ4, which achieved FAA type certification in 2010, remains a 525C type aircraft and has already received current interior certification for the CJ4 Gen2.

Upon entering the CJ4 Gen2, customers and pilots will notice redesigned stairs with a lower point of entry, handrail support and a customisable logo light. The refreshment centre and galley area feature improved storage options and an optional high-power outlet accompanied by a pull-out surface for a coffee maker. Additionally, extendable stone countertops are also available.

In the main cabin area, side-facing seat selections include a folding single seat, a fixed two-place couch and a folding two-place couch, which provide additional storage capacity to secure belongings in flight.

Along with the new cabin seating options, there is enhanced lighting in the pockets, on the sidewall and floor, and in the cupholders.

This is the first Citation aircraft equipped with CoolView lavatory skylights to provide more natural lighting throughout the lavatory and aft cabin area. Operators can choose the jet’s Premier Collection design option, which also offers a completely new lavatory vanity and sink.

The aircraft offers an upgraded wireless CMS consisting of an onboard media server with the ability to stream preloaded audio and video files, access XM Satellite Radio and view moving maps. As part of the new system, passengers can also control cabin lighting, window shades and temperature wirelessly from their own mobile devices. There are USB charging ports at each cabin seat.

“At Textron Aviation, we are constantly reviewing our aircraft, taking customer feedback and investing in our product line-up to ensure we stay ahead of evolving trends and support our customers as they experience first-class flight, total cabin comfort and flexibility, making their aircraft the most productive place in the sky,” said Tannahill.

The Cessna Citation CJ4 Gen2 has an IFR range of 1,926 nautical miles (3,567km) with a maximum cruise speed of 451 knots. The single-pilot-certified jet has seating for up to 10 passengers and includes a 1,040 lb (471.7kg) baggage capacity.

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