Cessna CitationJet

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).

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.

January 10, 2008 - 8:46am

Cessna has selected the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW615F turbofan engine instead of the FJ33 turbofan proposed by Williams International as the powerplant for the new Citation Mustang very light twinjet. Each PW615F provides 1,350 pounds of thrust flat-rated to ISA+10 and incorporates dual-channel Fadecs.

January 10, 2008 - 4:59am

CESSNA CITATION CJ2, DEXTER, MAINE, OCT. 7, 2002–At 10:23 a.m. Cessna Citation CJ2 N57EJ was substantially damaged when it ran off the runway at Dexter Regional Airport (1B0). The 58-year-old airline transport-rated pilot and one passenger were seriously injured; two other passengers received minor injuries and a small dog riding in the aircraft was killed.

January 7, 2008 - 10:46am

The FAA is considering a formal request by Cessna to certify its CJ3 under the commuter category of FAR Part 23. The new jet is a longer and heavier derivative of the 12,500-lb-mtow CJ2 and cannot be certified under the normal category of Part 23. The CJ3 will have a mtow of 13,870 lb. Cessna planned from the start to obtain commuter-category certification, but is required to submit an official request.

January 2, 2008 - 10:18am

Cessna CitationJet 525, Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 11, 2007–The NTSB concluded that the cause of this incident was the pilot’s inadvertent departure from a taxiway at Memphis International instead of a runway, despite the tower’s twice warning the pilot he was taking off from the taxiway.

December 18, 2007 - 7:16am

Cessna announced last month that it is upgrading the Citation CJ1 and CJ2 to add more value to the entry-level aircraft. To be known as the CJ1+ and CJ2+, the improved twinjets will incorporate many of the refinements built into the CJ3, including the larger sibling’s more feature-laden version of the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 integrated avionics system, in addition to other improvements.

 
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