Cessna launches CJ3+ private jet


Cessna Aircraft, part of the new Textron Aviation segment of Textron Inc, has launched the new Cessna CJ3+ private jet.
Cessna Citation CJ3+

Cessna Citation CJ3+.

Cessna Aircraft has launched the CJ3+ business jet, an updated version of the CJ3, which includes an integrated Garmin G3000 avionics suite and an all-new interior, with a redesigned cabin and cockpit.

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Kriya Shortt, senior vice president, sales and marketing, said: “The CJ3+ is another example of how Cessna listens to customers to deliver an aircraft that meets their aviation needs now and in the future. Customers are already pleased with the CJ-series, but they also appreciate the new features of the G3000 system.”

“Combining all these avionics features with a fresh new interior and other significant upgrades strengthens an already powerful jet and makes its value proposition even more compelling for customers,” Shortt added.

The CJ3+ also has TCAS II, TAWS, a wireless media server, Garmin integrated cockpit and cabin Iridium phone and high speed internet from Aircell. The CJ3+ includes the installation of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) capabilities. Cessna’s CJ3+ is expected to receive FAA certification during the second half of the year, with deliveries following afterward.

The CJ3+ should have a range of up to 1,875 nm, connecting city-pairs such as Washington DC to Mexico City and Lima to São Paulo.

The CJ3+ is expected to receive single-pilot certification and has maximum seating capacity for nine passengers.