Cessna, part of Textron Aviation has received the safety certificate for the Citation M2 business jet. The new certificate paves the way for European deliveries to begin immediately.
Chris Hearne, vice president, jets says: “We have had significant interest from European customers for the Citation M2, due to its size, speed and range.”
“This aircraft can easily handle non-stop legs throughout the region such as Paris to Athens or Zürich to Moscow. This news, coupled with the recent EASA certification of the Citation Sovereign+, means that customers in Europe have more options to meet their business aviation needs within the Citation family,” Hearne adds.
The Citation M2 is certified for single-pilot operation with room for seven passengers and features two Williams FJ44 engines. The aircraft has a range of 1,580 nautical miles and flies at 460 mph.
The Citation M2 prototype made its maiden flight in March 2012 and the first production aircraft flew in August 2013. The aircraft received FAA certification in December 2013 and 23 have been delivered through the first quarter of 2014.