Cessna Citation CJ

Cessna Citation CJ (Citation Jet) is a family of jet business jets developed by Cessna.

The basic version of the Model 525 Citation Jet was developed in 1989 as a replacement for the Citation I. Being a completely new aircraft, the new CJ used a modified fuselage of the old model, but with a completely new wing and tail. The aircraft was installed turbojet engines Williams FJ44. The first flight of the Cessna CJ made in April 1991, and the first deliveries began in 1993.

The model has several basic modifications:

Cessna CJ1 (Model 525) was designed as an upgraded version of the Citation Jet base aircraft. Avionics underwent improvement, the maximum take-off weight was also increased. The CJ1 was later replaced by the CJ1 + model, which has the same glider, but with new avionics and remote control system.

Cessna CJ2 (Model 525A) is an extended version of the base CJ1, first shipped in 2000. Model 525A comes in versions CJ2 and CJ2 +, with improved avionics, features, and a remote control system. The first CJ2 + was delivered in 2006.

Cessna CJ3 (Model 525B) is an extended version of the CJ2. He was represented at the convention of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). He made his first flight in 2003 and a year later received an FAA type certificate. In the same year, deliveries began.

Cessna CJ4 (Model 525C) is also an extended version of CJ3, respectively, with the inclusion of two additional seats in the cabin. The aircraft has a new wing, which became the basis for the Citation Sovereign family. CJ4 was introduced in 2006 and in 2010 its serial deliveries began.

Specifications

  • Type: Business Jet
  • Powerplant: two twin-circuit turbojet engines Williams-Rolls FJ44-4A 1,541 kg each
  • Maximum number of passengers: 8 people
  • Practical ceiling: 13,715 m
  • Range: 3 380 km
  • Maximum take-off weight: 7.688 t
  • Cruising speed: 770 km / h
  • Wing span: 16.26 m
  • Wing Area: 29.50 sq. m
  • Length: 15.49 m
  • Height: 4.67 m
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