Best of the Best 2012: Business Aircraft: Light: Cessna Citation CJ4

  • Bailey S. Barnard

The Cessna Citation CJ4 (316.517.6056, www.cessna.com) entered service in late 2010 as an addition to the Wichita, Kan., manufacturer’s Citation CJ line. At nearly $9 million, the CJ4 is about $1 million more expensive than its predecessor, but its improvements are dramatic. Cessna added nearly 2 feet to the length of the cabin to make room for an extra occupant. (The CJ4 seats as many as nine passengers.) It also increased the baggage capacity to 77 cubic feet and the payload to 2,010 pounds. Cessna equipped the CJ4 with a pair of more powerful Williams FJ44 engines, increasing the aircraft’s range to about 2,220 miles and the cruise speed to 520 mph.

Read Next Article >>
The Sky Lounge seating areas for this year’s races include reserved parking and concierge service…
Paul Bowen-Bowen@AirToAir.net
The $66.5 million, 18-passenger jet can fly from New York to Hong Kong nonstop…
Deliveries of the $200,000 personal jetpack are scheduled for 2017…
OpenAirplane creates a standardized aircraft-rental checkout procedure…
Photo by Paul Bowen
Both flight-service providers have placed orders for the $43.5 million Gulfstream G500…
Beechcraft’s royal twin turboprop turns 50 and joins Cessna’s Caravan in the Textron family...
Photo by Paul Bowen
Book a flight aboard a custom King Air turboprop or Citation jet and get hard-to-book reservations…
Photo by Ricardo Reitmeyer
The midsize Citation Latitude and super-midsize Citation Longitude are among the new jets being...
The new plane offers a roomy interior for as many as 12 passengers…
Photo by Paul Bowen
The new jets will have spacious cabins and will be among the fastest on the market…