Cessna Citation CJ3 Gen 2: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide


The 2023 NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas was the debut launch for the new CJ3 Gen2 mock-up and the first example is expected to enter service in 2025.

The Cessna Citation CJ3 Gen2 is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company.

Textron Aviation announched flyExecutive  at NBAA as the North American launch customer in 2025 and that Hahn Air of Germany was the European launch customerin 2026.

The Pros

The CJ3 Gen 2 is furtjer upgrade of the CJ3+ business jet The CJ3 Gen 2 business jet is certified for single pilot operation.

The Cons

Some say it is just anther Citation, but there are differences and improvements, more legroom in the pilot’s cockpit, autithrottles to help flight crew workload. In the passenger cabin, nine seats with the ability to charge phone and Ipad devices from each seat, improved lighting. Owners and operators have a choice of a bench seat or an extra storage cabinet in the passenger cabin.


Up to nine passngers being flown by a single piloton journeys such as London to Athens< New York to Denver or Wixhita to New York

Hard Facts

Max Cruise Speed 415ktas/770km

Max Range 2,040nm/2,778km

Take-Off Field Length 3,180ft/ 969m

Landing Distance 2,790ft/ 844m

Max Speed Mach 0.737

The CJ3 Gen 2 short video from Textron Aviation

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