The new Cessna Citation CJ4 is part of the Citation line of business jets by Cessna. The Citation CJ4 is now the biggest in this group of jets and promises noticeable performance and safety improvements. In addition to standard equipment, the CJ4 offers several upgraded features. The specifications for the new Cessna are:
- Takeoff distance of 1,130 ft at maximum weight
- Landing distance of 2,700 ft
- Can reach 45,000 ft in 28 minutes
- Flies up to 453 knots
- Range just over 2,000 nautical miles
- Four-screen Collins Pro Line Avionics suite
- Electronic charts and graphical weather
- TCAS II
- Emergency Descent Mode
- EGPWS Class A Taws
- Multi-scan weather radar
- ADS-B Out capability
- Essential electrical bus
The aircraft will also debut the new electronically-controlled engines, the Williams International FJ44-4A engine, that the FAA also approved only recently. These engines perform significantly better than others in the same class due to improved technology. It allows business jets to takeoff and land on shorter runways typically used by turboprops only. The FJ44-4 engine has the best thrust to weight ratio in its class, allowing it to be incredibly fuel efficient.
The newest member of the Citation line will retail for approximately $9 million per jet and deliveries will begin later this year.