Cessna Announces Double Delivery Debut

 - December 24, 2013, 8:50 AM

Cessna Aircraft marked an early New Year celebration yesterday with the first deliveries of both the Citation M2 and the Citation Sovereign+.

The $4.395 million M2 is a derivative of Cessna’s CJ1 and retains the same C525 type designation as the aircraft from which it is derived. Featured are such major upgrades as winglets, the new Intrinzic cockpit powered by Garmin G3000 touchscreen avionics, a restyled cabin and cockpit and new Williams International FJ44-1AP-21 engines.

Brad Thress, Cessna senior v-p of business jets, described the M2 as “once more redefining the light jet segment…a versatile aircraft that fits many markets and missions.” With the Sovereign+, Cessna has placed real emphasis on the plus. “The Citation Sovereign+ makes a great airplane even better,” said Thress.

The $17.895 million super-midsize jet features an increased full-fuel payload, the addition of winglets, Garmin G5000 avionics and autothrottles. The winglets, coupled with new 5,852-pound-thrust Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306D engines, give the airplane a range of 3,000 nm, top speed of 458 knots and direct climb to 45,000 feet.