WICHITA, Kan. (May 21, 2015) – Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced certification by Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil of the Citation CJ3+, one of the newest models in Cessna’s stable of next-generation Citation business jets.
“The range, performance and economics of the Citation CJ3+ make it a natural fit for operations in Brazil, a country that has long been one of Cessna’s largest markets,” said Bob Gibbs, vice president, Sales. “The Citation CJ3+ represents the latest, proven technology in terms of avionics and cabin productivity and carries on the brand promise expected from the Cessna name.”
The range of the Citation CJ3+, at 3,778 kilometers (2,040 nautical miles), gives operators non-stop reach from São Paulo to Manaus or Santiago and from Manaus to Managua, Nicaragua. With a required take-off distance of only 969 meters (3,180 feet), the Citation CJ3+ has access to airports unavailable to larger competitor aircraft. Requiring only 27 minutes to climb direct to 13,716 meters (45,000 feet), it quickly gets above weather and other traffic.
The Citation CJ3+ gained initial certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration in September, less than six months after its market introduction in March 2014. Cessna has introduced four new Citations into the market in the last 18 months, contributing to Cessna’s strong business jet delivery performance in 2014.
About the Citation CJ3+
The Garmin G3000 avionics suite in the Citation CJ3+, which includes turbulence detecting weather radar, TCAS II, advanced Terrain Awareness Warning Systems (TAWS), and automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B), is designed to provide the most efficient flight profile, minimizing fuel costs and environmental impact. Compared to other aircraft in the light jet category, the Citation CJ3+ burns less fuel and costs less in maintenance costs per flight hour.
Leading the light jet segment
Cessna created and continues to lead the light jet segment, giving customers the widest product range on the market. From the popular entry level Citation Mustang and Citation M2 jets, to the upgraded efficiency and comfort of the CJ3+ and the top performing CJ4, Cessna’s Citation family of light business jets has evolved to offer a range of capabilities, systems and options unmatched in its class.
Cessna’s Citation series of jets are the most popular line of business jets ever produced, with more than 6,750 jets that have been designed, manufactured and delivered to customers around the world. Citations are the largest fleet of business jets in the world and have surpassed 31 million flight hours.
Image: Cessna Citation CJ3+
Web page: Find Cessna Citation CJ3+ information on our website at http://cessna.txtav.com/en/citation/cj3
About Textron Aviation Inc.
Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the iconic Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands, which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. The Textron Aviation companies include Cessna Aircraft Company and Beechcraft Corporation, bringing together decades of unmatched experience in designing, building and supporting airplanes. It provides the most versatile and comprehensive general aviation product portfolio in the world through five principal lines of business: business jets, general aviation and special mission turboprop aircraft, high performance piston aircraft, military trainer and defense aircraft, and a complete global customer service organization. Its broad range of products include such best-selling aircraft as Citation and Hawker business jets, King Air and Caravan turboprops and T-6 military trainer aircraft, all of which are backed by the industry’s largest global service network. For more information, visit txtav.com.
About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information visit: www.textron.com.
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