Cessna CitationJet

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.

February 8, 2008 - 11:04am

Cessna 525A CJ2, Tampa, Fla., Feb. 16, 2006–The NTSB said that the Zinc Acquisitions Citation’s swerving to the right on landing was caused by the failure of the left main and the auxiliary brake lines due to fatigue cracking, making directional control impossible. A contributing factor was the airport sign concrete pad, which the jet hit.

February 8, 2008 - 11:04am

Cessna 525A CJ2, Tampa, Fla., Feb. 16, 2006–The NTSB said that the Zinc Acquisitions Citation’s swerving to the right on landing was caused by the failure of the left main and the auxiliary brake lines due to fatigue cracking, making directional control impossible. A contributing factor was the airport sign concrete pad, which the jet hit.

February 7, 2008 - 10:07am

Cessna unveiled a mockup of a large-cabin intercontinental jet at the 2006 NBAA Convention, and based on strong market acceptance announced on January 24 the formal launch of the biggest Citation yet. Yesterday, Cessna revealed many more details about the newly named Citation Columbus, and AIN asked Cessna chairman, president and CEO Jack Pelton for his insights on the new jet.

February 7, 2008 - 10:07am

Cessna unveiled a mockup of a large-cabin intercontinental jet at the 2006 NBAA Convention, and based on strong market acceptance announced on January 24 the formal launch of the biggest Citation yet. Yesterday, Cessna revealed many more details about the newly named Citation Columbus, and AIN asked Cessna chairman, president and CEO Jack Pelton for his insights on the new jet.

February 7, 2008 - 10:02am

Yesterday, Cessna chairman, president and CEO Jack Pelton revealed the name of the company’s newest and largest business jet, the large-cabin CE-850 Citation Columbus. In planning for six years, the all-aluminum Columbus will seat up to 10 passengers and cost $27 million (2008 dollars).

February 7, 2008 - 10:02am

Yesterday, Cessna chairman, president and CEO Jack Pelton revealed the name of the company’s newest and largest business jet, the large-cabin CE-850 Citation Columbus. In planning for six years, the all-aluminum Columbus will seat up to 10 passengers and cost $27 million (2008 dollars).

January 17, 2008 - 11:48am

The third member of Cessna’s ever-growing Citation CJ series, the CJ3, moved closer to first flight within the next 90 days with final assembly of the first airframe, initial engine runs and the start of taxi trials last month. Powered by two 2,780-pound-thrust Williams FJ44-3As, the $5.895 million CJ3 (about $1 million more than the slightly smaller and less powerful CJ2) is targeted for certification in about 15 months.

January 17, 2008 - 11:48am

The third member of Cessna’s ever-growing Citation CJ series, the CJ3, moved closer to first flight within the next 90 days with final assembly of the first airframe, initial engine runs and the start of taxi trials last month. Powered by two 2,780-pound-thrust Williams FJ44-3As, the $5.895 million CJ3 (about $1 million more than the slightly smaller and less powerful CJ2) is targeted for certification in about 15 months.

January 14, 2008 - 6:17am

Cessna established a trilogy of CitationJet derivatives with the announcement of the CJ3 at the NBAA Convention in Orlando last September. Compared with the CJ2, the CJ3 has a 24-inch-longer cabin, with standard seating for six in a center-club configuration.

 
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