AOPA will be closing at 2:30pm on Friday, May 24th and will also be closed on Monday, May 27th. We will reopen Tuesday morning, May 28th th at 8:30am ET.
Get extra lift from AOPA. Start your free membership trial today! Click here

CJ4 earns its papers

Cessna Aircraft Co. announced that its new Citation CJ4 twinjet has earned its FAA type certificate. Cessna's CJ4

The $9 million, 453-knot, 2,002-nm twinjet is powered by Williams FJ44-4A engines rated at 3,621 lbs static thrust and has seats for eight passengers. The CJ4 is a follow-on design to the CJ3 business jet, and both are certifiable for single-pilot operations. The CJ4 is the biggest CJ in the fleet—with a cabin that is 17 feet long, two feet longer than the CJ3’s. It also has two-zone environmental control system, which lets pilots and passengers select their own, independent temperature levels.

The CJ4 features a slightly swept wing leading edge—a design element borrowed from Cessna’s Sovereign mid-size jet. A four-screen Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite is standard, along with electronic charts, graphical weather, TCAS II, Class A TAWS, and dual Mode S transponders with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) capability. The airplane also has Rockwell Collins’ Venue cabin management system, which includes a BluRay DVD player with high-definition monitors, moving maps, and XM radio capability.

First deliveries of the CJ4 are set to begin later this year.

Thomas A. Horne
Thomas A. Horne
AOPA Pilot Editor at Large
AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Tom Horne has worked at AOPA since the early 1980s. He began flying in 1975 and has an airline transport pilot and flight instructor certificates. He’s flown everything from ultralights to Gulfstreams and ferried numerous piston airplanes across the Atlantic.

Related Articles