FrontRunners: In Flight

  • Photo by Dan Moore, Junebug Clark, and Jeff Hetler
    Cessna Citation CJ4 Photo by Dan Moore, Junebug Clark, and Jeff Hetler

    The Cessna Aircraft Company delivered its first Citation CJ4 (www.cessna.com)—an eight-passenger, twin-turbine light jet—in April, almost four years after the Wichita, Kan.–based manufacturer announced the model as the newest addition to the CJ line. Aside from the super-midsize Citation Sovereign, the CJ4 is the largest and fastest jet from Cessna. The plane is 2 feet longer than the CJ3+, with room for an extra passenger, and has an additional 6 cubic feet of baggage storage. With the ability to reach 45,000 feet in 28 minutes and speeds beyond 520 mph, the $9 million aircraft makes cross-country flights in a flash.

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