Cessna Citation CJ1

Cessna Citation CJ1 VIP Transport JetThe Cessna Citation CJ1 is a twin turbofan light business jet in the Cessna CitationJet family.  Cessna introduced its first Citation business jets in 1968 and since then, a dazzling array of other models were developed and produced until ultimately the CitationJet (CJ) series was announced in 1989 as the official replacement for the Citation series.

The first of the CitationJet series, the Model 525 CitationJet proved to be the basis for the later developed CJ family of light corporate jets which include the  CJ1, CJ2, CJ3, CJ4 models and their variants.   The first deliveries of the earliest CitationJets were in 1993 while the CJ1 made its debut in the late nineties with the other models following every few years.

When designing the CitationJet, Cessna kept essentially only the forward fuselage from the earlier Citation frame, mounting it to a new tail design incorporating natural laminar flow wing.  The wing design was a four year joint venture between NASA and Cessna and the result was improved lift to drag characteristic and increased airspeed.  The CJ1 also received a more modern avionics suite which permitted computer control of the engines rather than mechanical control.  The CJ1 fuselage is 11in shorter than its predecessor the Citation I while the cabin height is increased due to the lowered center aisle.  Notably, the jet is certified for single pilot operation.

Simply put, the CJ1 and the upgraded CJ1+ combine comfort, and sophistication with speed, simplicity, and short field capability to deliver exceptional mission flexibility.

Technical specifications are as follows:

The Citation CJ1 is equipped with two Williams Rolls Royce FJ44-1A turbofans rated at 1900lb thrust.

Performance specifications are as follows:

Citation CJ1 has a maximum speed of 448 mph (720km/h)and a maximum cruising speed of 437mph (704km/h).  The maximum initial rate of climb is 3311ft/min with a service ceiling of 41,000ft.  The maximum range with three passengers, pilot, max fuel and reserves 1430 miles (2315km).  With four passengers, the maximum range is 1290 miles.

Dimension specifications are as follows:

The Citation CJ1 overall length is 42ft 7in (12.98m) and height is 13ft 8in (4.18m). The aircraft has wingspan of 46ft 10in (14.26m) and wing area of 240.0sq ft (22.3m2)

Weight specifications are as follows:

The Citation CJ1 empty but fully equipped has an operating weight of 6160lb (2794kg) and maximum takeoff weight of 10,600lb (4812kg).  The baggage compartments can carry a combined weight of 832lbs.  The maximum useful load is 3,775lb (1,712kg) with a maximum payload of 1,375lb (624kg).  With full fuel load, the payload limit is reduced to 555lb (252kg)

Interior specifications are as follows:

Cessna Citation CJ1 VIP Jet InteriorThe cabin length is 11 feet, width is 4ft 10 in and height is 4ft 9in.  The lowered center aisle adds to a feeling of spaciousness and eases movement in the cabin.  The Citation CJ1 may seat up to seven passengers and one pilot or six with two pilots.  There are two flightdeck positions, one for pilot, other for a co-pilot or passenger. The main cabin seats four in standard forward facing or club layout with an additional side-facing seat in the forward cabin and the belted lavatory may also serve as an extra passenger seat.


The interior accommodations include fully reclining passenger seats that track forward, aft and laterally, lavatory, refreshment center, LED indirect lighting, foldaway writing tables, standard 110-volt power supply and available fax/data port.

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