Cessna is set to deliver three Citation CJ4 business jets to the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport’s Civil Aviation Bureau through its special mission affiliate Kanematsu Corporation. The contract calls for Cessna to equip the airplanes with flight inspection systems to confirm the accuracy of air navigation capabilities, air routes and air traffic control facilities.
Cessna’s fleet of Citation jets is passing its 30-million flight-hour milestone, the company also announced. It has delivered more than 6,600 Citations since the first airplane went into service 42 years ago.
At the Singapore Airshow, Cessna (Chalet CD17) reported “heightened” demand for business aviation in Southeast Asia. “As the global economy continues to recover, Southeast Asia’s financial resilience and rising prosperity make it likely the business aviation market will mature at quite a rapid pace,” remarked Bill Harris, Cessna v-p of sales for Asia and Asia Pacific.