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Textron introduces Citation CJ4 Gen2


February 11, 2021
Wings Staff

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The Cessna Citation CJ4 Gen2 is rated for an IFR range of 1,926 nautical miles (3,567 km) with a maximum cruise speed of 451 knots. (Photo: Textron Aviation)

Textron Aviation on Feb. 9 announced the newest addition to its Cessna Citation business jet family, the Citation CJ4 Gen2. The largest Citation in the light jet segment features a new stair and handrail, premium seating options and enhanced ambiance lighting.

“Developments in technology have allowed us to introduce new design elements,” said Christi Tannahill, senior vice president, Customer Experience, Textron Aviation. “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 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification in 2010, remains a 525C type aircraft and has already received current interior certification for the CJ4 Gen2.

The CJ4 Gen2’s redesigned stairs include a lower point of entry, handrail support and a customizable logo light. The refreshment centre and galley area of the aircraft are comprised of improved storage options and an optional high-power outlet accompanied by a pull-out surface for a coffee maker. extendable stone countertops are also available.

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In the jet’s main cabin, side-facing seat selections include a folding single seat, a fixed two-place couch and a folding two-place couch. There is enhanced lighting in the pockets, on the sidewall and floor, and in the cupholders. Textron explains this is the first Citation aircraft equipped with CoolView lavatory skylights to provide more natural lighting throughout the lavatory and aft cabin area. The jet’s Premier Collection design option provides a new lavatory vanity and sink.

The aircraft offers an upgraded wireless cabin management system 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, Textron explains passengers can also wirelessly control cabin lighting, window shades and temperature from their mobile devices.

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