CJ4 on Final Approach for Certification

 - February 2, 2010, 11:25 AM

Cessna Aircraft has completed all certification testing of its new Citation CJ4 and is in the final stages of FAA type certification approvals, the company said today at the Singapore Airshow. Three CJ4 test aircraft have completed more than 1,100 flights and accumulated more than 2,000 flight hours. At a press conference held today at the airshow, Cessna senior vice president of sales and marketing Roger Whyte revealed that both the FAA and the EASA have approved the CJ4 for single-pilot operation and a common type rating with other Citation CJs. “It was something we were anxiously awaiting,” he said. The CJ4 performs better than initial projections, with a top cruise speed of more than 450 knots and a maximum range of just over 2,000 nm. It will also be able to climb directly to 45,000 feet in 28 minutes. The Citation CJ4 comes with extensive standard equipment, including a four-screen Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite with electronic charts and graphical weather, TCAS II, EGPWS Class A Taws, dual mode-S diversity transponders with ADS-B out capability, multi-scan weather radar, emergency descent mode and an essential electrical bus.