September 8, 2014
Cessna Citation CJ3+ gains FAA certification
Cessna Aircraft Company received type certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration for the Cessna Citation CJ3+. Certification, awarded September 4th, comes less than six months after the company introduced the new model in March. The Citation CJ3+, with seating for up to nine people, is certified for single pilot operation, featuring a number of new systems designed to reduce pilot workload. Building on the popular Citation CJ3, the CJ3+ features an integrated avionics suite from Garmin, the G3000, an automatically controlled cabin pressurization system, and an advanced fault and maintenance diagnostic system. With a range of up to 2,070 nautical miles, the CJ3+ is perfectly suited for the light jet market segment and can fly passengers nonstop from Washington, D.C., to Mexico City; from London to Moscow; from Shanghai to Bangkok; or from Lima to São Paulo.