The CitationJet Up Close

Flying takes a close-up look at the lineup that has dominated the light jet market for 20 years.

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Twenty years after the original CitationJet made its first flight, the CJ lineup is still dominating the light jet market. For more, check out Robert Goyer's "Cessna's Amazing CJs."__ (Photos courtesy of Cessna)
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With more wing, more power and more room, the CJ2 took the CitationJet family to the next level. The 2+ adds fadec and improved performance. For more, check out Robert Goyer's "Cessna's Amazing CJs."
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An integral part of the CJ feature set for the past decade has been the Collins Pro Line 21 integrated avionics suite. The improvements include solid-state dual attitude sensors, LCDs, charting and much, much more. For more, check out Robert Goyer's "Cessna's Amazing CJs."
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Unlike the original Citation, the CJ was designed from the ground up to be a single-pilot airplane (though it can be flown as a crewed airplane too). For more, check out Robert Goyer's "Cessna's Amazing CJs."
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The ultimate expression of the CJ lineup is the recently certified CJ4, which cruises at better than 450 knots and has a max range of greater than 2,000 nm. For more, check out Robert Goyer's "Cessna's Amazing CJs."
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The cabin cross section remains the same, but the incorporation of numerous amenities, including fully articulated seats, better lighting and environmental controls, make today’s CJ a whole new experience. For more, check out Robert Goyer's "Cessna's Amazing CJs."