Monday, October 16, 2023

Textron unveils new Cessna Citation CJ3 Gen2 jet

Textron Aviation has unveiled its newest Cessna Citation business jet in the company’s legendary lineup — the Cessna Citation CJ3 Gen2.

Unveiled on the eve of this week’s National Business Aviation Association - Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas, the Citation CJ3 Gen2 raises the bar in the light jet market as the company’s most comprehensive Gen2 product announcement to date. NBAA-BACE attendees can view a mockup of the new Citation CJ3 Gen2 during the show at Henderson Executive Airport. Currently under development, the aircraft is expected to enter service in 2025.

The Cessna Citation CJ3 Gen2 is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc.

Cockpit enhancements

The Citation CJ3 Gen2 was designed with input from a Textron Aviation Customer Advisory Board, made up of owners, pilots and mechanics who know what makes the ultimate aircraft experience. “This feedback was key in every detailed enhancement in the aircraft, from cockpit to cabin,” Textron said in a company press release.

The aircraft offers a proven and trusted avionics system with the latest Garmin G3000 software and hardware, including:

·  Garmin Autothrottles to reduce pilot workload and provide flight-envelope protection.

·  Optional Enhanced Vision System (EVS) to provide improved clarity and optimized situational awareness.

·  Intuitive touchscreen interface.

·  GDL60 for aircraft connectivity, including remote transmission of flight plans, automatic database updates, as well as wireless transmission of aircraft diagnostic data.

One of the most notable changes in the cockpit is an added 4.5 inches of legroom for the pilot, allowing a comfortable and focused flight experience.

The Citation CJ3 Gen2 will offer standard seating for 10 passengers. With a maximum range of 2,040 nautical miles and a maximum payload of 2,135 pounds, the Citation CJ3 Gen2 offers excellent range, payload, and superior field performance to enable pilots to achieve a variety of missions in extensive conditions.

Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Like all Cessna and Beechcraft turbine products, the Citation CJ3 Gen2 will be able to operate using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). All CJ3 Gen2 aircraft may be delivered with SAF onboard, and customers can refuel using SAF wherever available, including at the company’s Wichita Service Center.

The company is already seeing strong aircraft demand and is taking orders for the Citation CJ3 Gen2.


Anonymous said...

What a beauty. I'll take two, with MAGA liveries.

MrTommy said...

Me too. Maybe even three if they come with the MAGA livery.

Anonymous said...

MAGA Livery shows idiots are onboard.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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