In The Works: Cessna CJ2+

 - October 18, 2006, 7:19 AM

Cessna received FAA type certification of its CJ2+ on October 3. Deliveries of the twinjet are scheduled to start in the second quarter of next year. Announced at the 2004 NBAA Convention, the CJ2+ is an upgraded CJ2 featuring FADEC-equipped Williams International FJ44-3A-24 turbofans and greater payload, higher maximum cruise speed, more range and better runway performance than its predecessor.

According to Cessna, 17 of the “most popular” avionics options not available on the CJ2 are standard on the CJ2+. New standard items include 110-volt electrical outlets, belted flushing toilet, left-side storage and indirect LED lighting. The $5.525 million twinjet also features an enhanced version of the Collins Pro Line 21 avionics system. Cessna has approximately 60 orders in hand, so a CJ2+ ordered today won’t be available for delivery until the second quarter of 2007.