Textron Aviation Certifies, Delivers First M2 Gen2

 - April 4, 2022, 4:33 PM
Textron Aviation announced plans for the Cessna Citation M2 Gen2 at the 2021 NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas. (Photo: Textron Aviation)

Textron Aviation has received FAA type certification and made the first delivery of its Cessna Citation M2 Gen2 business jet, the Wichita airframer announced yesterday. Plans for the seven-passenger M2 Gen2 were unveiled at the 2021 NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas.

California-based Elite Team Offices took delivery of the upgraded light twin and will use it for travel to its multiple locations and projects across the U.S. for landscape, landscape management, renewable energy civil grading, and vertical and development construction operations. “Knowing we can get to any project we have across the United States in hours seems unbelievable and amazing at the same time,” said Elite Team owner Guy Stockbridge. “We are looking forward to flying out of Wichita in our new M2 Gen2 jet straight to one of our solar projects in Arizona and be at home on the same day.”

Upgrades to the M2 Gen2, priced at $5.85 million, include a choice of four interiors; redesigned sidewall ledges; a mix of more durable flooring, including wood and carpet; ambient accent lighting; illuminated cupholders; and wireless charging and USB-A and USB-C ports at each cabin seat. An additional three inches of legroom has also been added to the co-pilot’s seat.

Powered by a pair of Williams International FJ44 engines, the M2 Gen2 has a maximum cruise of 404 knots and a range of 1,550 nm.