Textron Aviation marked the delivery of its 400th Citation CJ4 series aircraft today, a milestone reached 13 years after the aircraft entered the market in 2010. The 400th copy, a CJ4 Gen2, went to Koch Holdings of Easton, Pennsylvania, with representatives from both companies attending a special delivery ceremony at Textron Aviation headquarters in Wichita.
“Our customers appreciate the quality and reliability, as well as the comfort and flexibility provided by the Cessna Citation CJ4 Gen2,” said Lannie O’Bannion, senior v-p of global sales and flight operations for Textron Aviation. “This aircraft is a direct response to continued conversations with our customers. Their input, combined with the excellent work by our employees, helped create an incredible aircraft.”
The CJ4 Gen2, the largest of Cessna’s light aircraft line, can seat 10 passengers and has a 1,040-pound baggage capacity. Certified for single-pilot operations, the aircraft has a 2,165-nm range, can fly at speeds of 451 ktas and takeoff from 3,410-foot runways, and is used for a range of missions from business and air ambulance operations to maritime patrol, search and rescue, and aerial survey. Courtesy of AIN.