Cessna Citation CJ3 – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Cessna Citation CJ3 to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Cessna Citation CJ3
AIRCRAFT NAME
Citation CJ3
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Cessna
RANGE
1385 nm
SPEED
415 kts
PASSENGERS
6 people
ACQUISITION COST
$5400000
ENGINES
Williams FJ44-3A 2
AVIONICS
Collins Pro-Line Fusion
WINGSPAN
53.3 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

Cessna revealed it was developing the CJ3, a stretched CJ2, at the 2002 NBAA convention. Cessna recorded 156 orders at that Orlando convention alone.
 
The CJ3, in size, cost, and performance, fits in a narrow niche between the Citation Bravo and CJ2.
 
The CJ3 is a CJ2 with a two-foot stretch to the cabin length allowing standard seating for six in a center club configuration. The CJ3 can also have a private lavatory with pocket doors, made possible by the lengthened fuselage. Like the CJ2, the CJ3 features the Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite. In the CJ3, the copilot position comes with the primary flight display as standard. The CJ3 has upgraded Williams FJ44-3A engines that produce 2,780 pounds of thrust.
 
Certification was received in mid-2004 with deliveries following shortly thereafter.