Cessna Citation CJ4 – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

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Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Cessna Citation CJ4
AIRCRAFT NAME
Citation CJ4
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Cessna
RANGE
1667 nm
SPEED
454 kts
PASSENGERS
8 people
ACQUISITION COST
$10095000
ENGINES
Williams FJ44-4A 2
AVIONICS
Collins Pro-Line 21
WINGSPAN
50.8 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

Cessna announced the CJ4 at the NBAA conference in October 2006. The CJ4’s first flight took place May 5, 2008 and certification followed in March 2010. Like the rest of the CJ family, the CJ4 is single-pilot certified.
 
The wing has been redesigned, compared to the CJ3’s wing, and incorporates many features of the Cessna Sovereign’s wing. The CJ4 normally seats six or seven but can seat up to eight passengers. Interior features include a lavatory and refreshment center.
 
The CJ4 has the Pro Line 21 avionics suite with flight management system (FMS), wide area augmentation system (WAAS) and integrated flight information system (IFIS). In addition to the avionics upgrade, a Rockwell Collins Venue cabin management system was also added, which controls the entertainment and environmental systems. The Venue system also provides BluRay DVD capability, with hi-def monitors, moving maps and XM radio.
 
Williams FJ44-4A FADEC engines provide 3,600 pounds of thrust each.