Cessna CitationJet

March 6, 2008 - 11:23am

Cessna’s newest project, first unveiled as a concept airplane at NBAA 2006 and dubbed the Large Cabin jet, is now the biggest jet in the company’s lineup and called the Citation Columbus. The fuselage mockup of the airplane generated enough positive feedback for the board of directors of Textron (Cessna’s parent company) to give the program the go-ahead on January 23, so it’s time to add the jet to In The Works.

February 27, 2008 - 5:40am

Cessna Aircraft completed the wing mate on the first Citation CJ4, the largest member of the CJ series. First flight of the Williams FJ44-4A-powered twinjet, which
was launched at the 2006 NBAA Convention, is expected this summer, with entry into service planned for the first half of 2010.

February 26, 2008 - 6:02am

The Cessna 525 CitationJet (N102PT) that crashed in a wooded area in West Gardiner, Maine, on February 1 was owned and flown by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeanette Symons, a private pilot with an instrument rating. Symons and her 10-year-old son, Balan, were killed in the crash.

February 26, 2008 - 5:19am
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After extensive market research and more than a year of showing prospective customers a cabin mockup of a large-cabin jet, on January 24 Cessna Aircraft formally launched the newly named Citation Columbus, formerly known as the Large Cabin Concept. Cessna didn’t reveal details about the Columbus until a February 6 event in Washington, D.C.

February 26, 2008 - 5:19am
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After extensive market research and more than a year of showing prospective customers a cabin mockup of a large-cabin jet, on January 24 Cessna Aircraft formally launched the newly named Citation Columbus, formerly known as the Large Cabin Concept. Cessna didn’t reveal details about the Columbus until a February 6 event in Washington, D.C.

February 19, 2008 - 11:37pm

Demand for aircraft in the Asia Pacific region has become increasingly diverse, to the delight of Cessna senior vice president of sales and marketing Roger Whyte.

February 19, 2008 - 9:54am

At the Singapore Airshow today, new business jet operator BJets launched its block charter, fractional and aircraft management service with a massive $600 million order for 20 Cessna Citation CJ2+s and 20 Hawker 850XPs and 900XPs, to be delivered over the next five years. Another 10 Hawkers are on option. The value of the CJ2+ order is $150 million, while its firm order for 11 Hawker 900XPs and nine 850XPs is valued at $450 million.

February 19, 2008 - 9:54am

At the Singapore Airshow today, new business jet operator BJets launched its block charter, fractional and aircraft management service with a massive $600 million order for 20 Cessna Citation CJ2+s and 20 Hawker 850XPs and 900XPs, to be delivered over the next five years. Another 10 Hawkers are on option. The value of the CJ2+ order is $150 million, while its firm order for 11 Hawker 900XPs and nine 850XPs is valued at $450 million.

February 19, 2008 - 3:14am

New business jet operator BJets launched its block charter, fractional and aircraft management services at the air show yesterday with a $600 million order for 20 Cessna Citation CJ2+s and 20 Hawker 850XPs and 900XPs, scheduled for delivery over the next five years. It holds options for another 10 Hawkers. Majority owned by the Briley Group and a significant holding of India’s Tata Group, BJets will operate in India and Southeast Asia.

February 12, 2008 - 10:35am

The Cessna 525 CitationJet (N102PT) that crashed in a wooded area in West Gardiner, Maine, on February 1 was owned and flown by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeanette Symons, a private pilot with an instrument rating. Symons and her 10-year-old son, Balan, were killed in the crash. According to the NTSB, IMC prevailed when the twinjet took off at 5:45 p.m., and an IFR flight plan was filed for a flight from Augusta, Maine to Lincoln, Neb.

 
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