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