WICHITA, Kan. -- September 15, 2021 -- Textron Aviation announced today that Shizuoka-based Fuji Business Jet Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Suzuyo Group, will be the first Asia Pacific customer for the Cessna Citation CJ4 Gen2 business jet. The aircraft, anticipated to be delivered to the company in November 2021, will join Fuji Business Jet’s fleet of business aircraft, including two Cessna Citation CJ2+ aircraft for passenger charter services.
This will be the first Citation CJ4 Gen2 delivered into Japan and the Asia Pacific region. It achieved Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) type certification in 2011, and the JCAB interior certification for the CJ4 Gen2 is expected in September 2021. As one of the world’s largest and most developed economies, Japan has a wide range of general aviation airports, with a growing number of private aviation and charter users.
“It’s fantastic to see the first Citation CJ4 Gen2 delivered into the Asia Pacific region, where more than four billion people are within a 6-hour flight radius,” said Tony Jones, vice president, Sales (Asia-Pacific). “Cessna Citation light jets continue to be a popular choice with Japanese-based operators. It has a well-deserved reputation as a versatile and efficient business tool. The new Citation CJ4 Gen2’s updated cabin experience and class-leading performance allow our customers, like Fuji Business Jet, to take advantage of greater range out of airports with shorter runways across Japan.”
The Citation CJ4 Gen2 is the largest Citation in Textron Aviation’s light jet segment. It offers operators a host of features that elevate ramp presence and in-flight comfort, including a new stair and handrail, premium seating options and enhanced ambiance lighting throughout. Along with the new cabin seating options, there is enhanced lighting in the pockets, on the sidewall and floor, and in the cupholders. This is the first Citation aircraft equipped with CoolView lavatory skylights to provide more natural lighting throughout the lavatory and aft cabin area. The CJ4 Gen2 combines superior speed, range and operating economics when compared with larger aircraft, making it the ideal platform for owner-operators and special missions.
The Cessna Citation CJ4 Gen2 allows customers to go further with the light jet segment’s leading range-to-payload ratio and a best-in-class IFR range of 1,926 nautical miles (3,567 km) with a maximum cruise speed of 451 knots. The single-pilot certified jet combines superior speed, range and operating economics when compared with larger aircraft, making it the ideal platform for owner/operators or corporate missions. The CJ4 Gen2 has seating for up to ten passengers and includes a notable 1,040-pound baggage capacity.
Cessna Citation jets continue to lead the light jet segment, with more than 5,000 aircraft delivered worldwide, offering customers the broadest range of options on the market. From the popular Cessna Citation M2, to the upgraded efficiency and comfort of the CJ3+ and the leading CJ4 Gen2, the Citation family of light business jets has evolved to offer a range of capabilities, systems and options unmatched in the industry.
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