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The CJ2+ continues the “+” of the CJ line by adding enhancements and the upgraded Collins Pro Line 21, as found in the CJ3. The FADEC controlled FJ44-3A-24 engines of the CJ2+ offer improved efficiency and better performance at altitude compared to the CJ2. Takeoff gross weight also increased compared to the CJ2. Other improvements include LED lighting in the cabin, redesigned seats, and updated cabin appointments.
Cessna announced the CJ2 at the 1998 NBAA convention. Certification of the big brother of the CJ1 occurred in 2000. The CJ2 is a CJ1 with almost a 3-foot stretch to the cabin length allowing standard seating for six. Like the CJ1, it features the Collins Pro Line 21 electronic flight instrument system avionics, plus upgraded Williams FJ44-2C engines (with fuel heaters) that produce 2,400 pounds of thrust. It is certificated for single pilot operation.
The CJ2 is the “more is better” version of the CJ1. More room, more speed, more range and more power have made this another popular member of the Citation family. Along with the longer, roomier cabin comes an optional aft lavatory.
certification was received in 2005 with deliveries starting in 2006.
Williams FJ44-3A-24 2
Collins Pro-Line Fusion