Citation CJ1

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Cessna - By Textron Aviation
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Take-Off Distance
4,115 ft / 1,254 m
Landing Distance
3,366 ft / 1,026 m
1,132 nm / 1,303 mi / 2,097 km
Max Cruise Speed
371 kt / 427 mph / 687 km/h
Cruising Altitude
41,000 ft / 12,496 m
Cabin Altitude
8,000 ft / 2,438 m
Cabin Height
4 ft 9 in / 1.45 m
Cabin Width
4 ft 9 in / 1.45 m
Cabin Length
11 ft / 3.35 m
Baggage Capacity
59 cu ft / 1.67 cu m

Requested Routes

Fort Lauderdale Executive, Fort Lauderdale, FL (FXE / KFXE) to Lynden Pindling International Airport, Nassau, Bahamas (NAS / MYNN)

San Antonio International Airport, San Antonio, TX (SAT / KSAT) to Dallas Love Field, Dallas, TX (DAL / KDAL)

Grand Junction International- Grand Junction, CO (GJT / KGJT) to Phoenix Sky Harbor, Phoenix, AZ (PHX / KPHX)

CESSNA | MODEL 525 | CITATION CJ1 (2000-2005)

The Citation CJ1 enhanced the CitationJet’s initial EFIS avionics package and raised the maximum takeoff weight. The CJ1 is capable of being piloted by a single pilot. The first CitationJet (Model 525) flew for the first time in 1991, received FAA certification in 1992, and was delivered to customers in 1993. The Citation CJ1 was the second aircraft in the CitationJet/CJ family, after the CitationJet initial model (CJ). It began manufacturing in 2000 and ceased operations in 2005 when Cessna released an updated version. 198 aircraft were constructed throughout the time period, with all but three still in service. Building on its success, Cessna would further develop the Model 525 to the CJ1+/M2/M2 Gen2. Other variants would be manufactured by Cessna utilizing the CitationJet’s airframe and design as the foundation.

The cabin is 11 feet long, 4 feet 9 inches wide, and 4 feet 9 inches tall, and a cabin volume totaling 186 cubic feet. The dimensions provide comfortable accommodations for a capacity of five passengers. The full-length lowered aisle creates a sense of spaciousness in the cabin. The double-sealed door has a vault-style latching mechanism, which significantly lowers cabin noise. Among the amenities are a toilet, a leather interior, galley facilities, an air-conditioned and pressurized cabin for passenger comfort, and an unusually extensive baggage capacity with storage in the nose and tail on the aircraft.

Cessna’s design objectives may be summarized in three words: simplicity, economy, and performance. This proved to be difficult, particularly in terms of developing an aerodynamic structure that is economically viable to construct and handles well. Earlier Citations featured a straight wing, which significantly slows the aircraft but significantly saves manufacture and design costs. The Citation Jet had an update to a natural laminar flow wing, which took four years to design in collaboration with NASA. When compared to older straight-wing designs, this wing delays the commencement of airflow separation for a longer period of time, enhancing the lift-to-drag ratios by ten to fifteen percent.The CJ1 is an exceptionally fuel-efficient aircraft.  The aircraft’s fuel efficiency is primarily due to Cessna’s engine selection. It is powered by two Williams/Rolls-Royce FJ44-1A turbofans that provide 1,900 pounds of thrust apiece during takeoff. The CJ1 has a cargo capacity of 1,400 pounds and a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of 10,600 pounds, which is 100 pounds more than the Citation Jet’s MTOW. Additionally, the maximum fuel weight was increased by 300 pounds to 3,220 pounds.These modifications resulted in increased range/payload flexibility, providing its passengers with more flight planning possibilities. The most surprising outcome of the CJ1’s large payload increase is that it is still quicker than its predecessor, the CJ. The CJ1 has a maximum range of 1290 miles (subject to headwinds, high altitude, hot weather, or increased capacity) with a top speed of 434 miles per hour. The CJ1 was purpose-built to operate on short runways and it excels at its purpose.

The Citation CJ1 is equipped with the sophisticated Pro Line 21 avionics suite, which includes three ten-inch by eight-inch flat panel LCD panels that may be used as Primary Flight Displays or Multi-Function Displays.Among the other systems included in this avionics suite are a single FMS-3000 with VNAV and RNP 0.3 capability, Pro-Line 21 CNS radios, a single Automatic Direction Finder (ADF), an electronic chart database, XM Broadcast weather, an Integrated Flight Information System (IFIS), RTU-4220 radio tuning units, a Flight Management System (FMS), a File Server Unit (FSU) with enhanced map overlays, a solid-state weather (MDS). The CitationJet was the first of its kind to be equipped with advanced technology such as listed above. Due to the technological advancements, it was easily certified for single pilot operation.

Cessna’s Citation CJ1 has proven to be a popular choice for owners and charter clients alike. It is perfect for small groups needing to do short, quick trips, or even for a short weekend getaway. With a name as trusted as Cessna’s, you know you will have an unforgettable experience every time. CharterJets Inc. features the newest and highest safety rated Citation CJ1’s available. Reach out today to discuss your upcoming travel!

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