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Citation CJ2 Private Jet

The Cessna CitationJet/CJ series (Model 525) are American turbofan-powered light corporate jets manufactured by the Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas. Citation business jets cover seven distinct "families" of aircraft. The Model 525 CitationJet was the basis for one of these families, which encompasses the CJ, CJ1, CJ1+, CJ2, CJ2+, CJ3, and CJ4 models.


The original Model 525 CitationJet was designed as a replacement for the Citation and Citation I. As a wholly redesigned aircraft, the CitationJet implemented a modified version of the Citation's forward fuselage, but with a new supercritical laminar flow wing, and a new T-tail configured tailplane. The CitationJet is powered by two Williams FJ44 turbofans, and boasts EFIS avionics and single pilot certification. The CitationJet's fuselage is 11 inches (27 cm) shorter than the Citation I's, but has a lowered center aisle for increased cabin height. The CitationJet's maiden flight was on April 29, 1991, with its first delivery on March 30, 1993.

The Cessna Citation CJ1 (also Model 525) was designed as an upgraded version of the original CitationJet. The CJ1 improved on the CitationJet by adding the most recent EFIS avionics suite and a slight increase in maximum takeoff weight. The CJ1 has been replaced by the CJ1+, which shares the same airframe but has an additional updated avionics package, and FADEC which enables the engines to be computer controlled rather than mechanical controls.

The Cessna Citation CJ2 (Model 525A) is a 5' stretch extension of the Cessna Citation CJ1 (Model 525). First delivered in the year 2000, the 525A comes in two forms, the original CJ2 and the newer CJ2+, which has upgraded avionics, increased performance, and FADEC controls. The CJ2+ was first delivered in April 2006.

The Cessna Citation CJ3 (Model 525B) is next member of the Citation business jet family. The third generation plane is a stretch extension of the CJ2, which itself was a stretch of the CJ1. The jet was unveiled in September 2002 at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention. Its maiden flight happened on April 17, 2003. It was FAA certified in October 2004 and delivery of the CJ3 began in December of that year.

The CJ3's standard cabin configuration offers six club seats in a center-style configuration, although it is customizable to the owner's specs. The cockpit, originally designed for a single-pilot operation, can accommodate up to two crew members. Its flight deck is composed of a state of the art avionics system, which was built by Rockwell Collins. It has external baggage access for added convenience. There is also a cabin baggage compartment which is accessible in flight. It also features a trailing-link tricycle landing gear.

The Cessna Citation CJ4 (Model 525C) is most recent addition to the Citation business jet family. The fourth generation jet is yet another stretch extension (this time of the CJ3), that adds an additional two feet to the CJ3 cabin. The CJ4 also features a different wing design than the earlier models. It borrows the moderately swept wing from the Citation Sovereign. Introduced in 2006, the first CJ4 business jet lifted off from McConnell AFB at Wichita, KS on Monday, May 5, 2008, with the first deliveries starting up in 2010.


The CitationJet is a low-wing cantilever monoplane with retractable tricycle landing gear, a pressurized cabin, a T-tail, and is powered by two turbofan engines that are pylon mounted on the rear fuselage.


Model 525


Model 525 serial numbers 0001 to 0359 are marketed as the CitationJet and are powered by two Williams International FJ-44-1A turbofans.

CitationJet CJ1

Model 525 serial numbers 0360 to 0599 are marketed as the CitationJet CJ1 and are powered by two Williams International FJ-44-1A turbofans

CitationJet CJ1+

Model 525 serial number 0600 and higher are marketed as CitationJet CJ1+ and are powered by two Williams International FJ-44-1AP turbofans

Model 525A

CitationJet CJ2

Model 525A serial numbers 0001 to 0299 are marketed as the CitationJet CJ2 and are powered by two Williams International FJ44-2C turbofans

CitationJet CJ2+

Model 525A serial numbers 0300 and higher are marketed as the CitationJet CJ2+ and are powered by two Williams International FJ44-3A-24 turbofans.

Model 525B

CitationJet CJ3

Model 525B are marketed as the CitationJet CJ3 and are powered by two Williams International FJ-44-3A turbofans.

Model 525C

Cessna Citation CJ4 (Model 525C)

Citation CJ Details

General Info

Category Light Executive Jet
Crew 1
Passengers 6
Top Speed 759kmh 410kts
Range 2,687 km 1,451NM
Powerplants Two Williams/Rolls-Royce FJ44-2C turbofan engines with 2,400lbf, 10.7kN each.

Dimensions (External)

Wingspan 15.09m 49.5ft.
Wing area 24.5m² 264ft.²
Length 14.53m 47.7ft.
Height 4.24m 13.9ft.

Dimensions (Internal) Cabin

Length 4.17m 13.70ft.
Width 1.46m 4.80ft.
Height 1.46m 4.80ft.

Baggage Capacity

Internal Volume 2.09m³ 74ft³


Empty Weight 4,218kgs. 9,299lbs.
Max Takeoff Weight 5,613kgs. 12,375lbs.
Max Payload 2,120kgs. 4,675lbs.


Mmo (max. Mach) Mach 0.74
Range 2,687kms 1,451nm
Max Operating Altitude 13,716m 45,000ft.
Take Off Field Length 1,024m 3,360ft.


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Interior of the Citation CJ2 Private Jet

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Layout of a Citation CJ2 Private Jet
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