The Cessna Citation CJ1 first hit the skies in October 2004. It is the second generation of the Citation family. This redesign placed the CJ1 head and shoulders above the original Citation. The original Citation featured a fixed-wing design. This design is cost-effective from a production point of view, but it increases the plane’s drag.
The CJ1’s flexible wing design dramatically improves the plane’s performance. The planes two Williams/Rolls Royce engines sip, using only one hundred and thirty-four gallons per hour. Their Pro Line 21 avionics packages contribute to the plane’s reliability. The simplicity of this avionics package allows the plane to be flown by a single pilot.
However, simplicity should not be confused with a lack of creature comforts. The CJ1 can carry more than 800 pounds of weight in its three baggage compartments. Its passenger cabin comfortably seats four, making it an ideal place to conduct a quick business meeting on the way to a conference. State-of-the-art acoustic soundproofing ensures that the passengers can converse in a normal tone without outside noise interference. Additionally, the door is equipped with a double seal to further reduce ambient noise. The dropped aisle that runs the length of the plane provides ample room for even the tallest of passengers to stretch his legs.
The CJ1 requires only 3250 feet of runway in which to take off. Once the plane is airborne, it reaches a cruising altitude of 41,000 feet within twenty-seven minutes. Its maximum cruising speed is 448 miles per hour, with a range of 1300 nautical miles.
Sleek, stylish, and economical, the Cessna Citation CJ1 is the luxurious and affordable travel option for work or for play.
Citation Cj1 Interior