WICHITA, Kan., March 20, 2014 — Cessna Aircraft Company, part of the Textron Aviation segment of Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT), announced today a new aircraft to add to the company’s popular line of Cessna CJ-series jets.The new CJ3+ from Cessna includes a state-of-the-art fully integrated Garmin G3000™ avionics suite, all-new interiors with a redesigned cabin and cockpit, new pressurization, and new diagnostics systems.
Kriya Shortt, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, says: “The CJ3+ is another example of how Cessna listens to customers to deliver an aircraft that meets their aviation needs now and in the future. Customers are already pleased with the CJ-series, but they also appreciate the new features of the G3000 system. Combining all these avionics features with a fresh new interior and other significant upgrades strengthens an already powerful jet and makes its value proposition even more compelling for customers.”
Additional features of the CJ3+’s new G3000 avionics include improved turbulence detecting weather radar, TCAS II, advanced Terrain Awareness Warning Systems (TAWS), a wireless media server, Garmin integrated cockpit and cabin Iridium phone, and high speed internet capabilities from Aircell. The CJ3+ includes the installation of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) capabilities, bringing the aircraft in compliance with this aspect of Next Generation (NextGen) air traffic control requirements. Cessna’s CJ3+ is expected to receive FAA certification during the second half of the year, with deliveries following afterward.
With its range of up to 1,875 nm, the CJ3+ can fly passengers nonstop from Washington, DC to Mexico City, from San Diego, Calif. to Juneau, Alaska, or from Lima, Peru to São Paulo, Brazil. The CJ3+ is expected to receive single-pilot certification and has maximum seating capacity for nine passengers.
Cessna’s Citation series of jets are the most popular line of business jets ever produced, with more than 6,600 jets that have been designed, manufactured and delivered to customers around the world. For more information on the CJ3+, please visit Cessna.com
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