Cessna Citation M2 and Sovereign+ Certified

Cessna begins deliveries after receiving green light.

Citation M2

Citation M2

** Cessna Citation M2**Mike Fizer

Cessna has extra reason to celebrate this holiday season after announcing the recent FAA certification of both the new Citation M2 and the Citation Sovereign+.

The Cessna Citation M2 was first introduced in the fall of 2011 and intended as a step-up for Citation Mustang owners. Priced at $4.4 million, the M2 features Garmin G3000 avionics, a max cruise speed of 400 knots and a range of 1,300 nm. Flying flew the M2 recently — check out the flight report here.

The Citation Sovereign+, meanwhile, is an improved version of Cessna's original Sovereign, which has been in service since 2004. Key improvements include the addition of winglets, Garmin G5000 avionics, autothrottles, a range of 3,000 nm and a top speed of 458 knots, the latter two of which come thanks to the midsize jet's new Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306D engines.

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