Cessna offers upgrades on CJ2+


Alpine Edition CJ2+

Cessna offers the new avionics upgrades on the Alpine Edition CJ2+ business jet.
Alpine Edition CJ2+

Alpine Edition CJ2+

Cessna Aircraft Company, part of the Textron Aviation segment of Textron Inc, is offering an upgrade programme for the Citation CJ2+ jet. The new Alpine Edition CJ2+ modification package includes the installation of a Garmin G3000 avionics suite, which makes the business jet compliant with Next Generation (NextGen) air traffic control requirements.

Other additions include new pressurisation and environmental systems, the latest diagnostics systems and a redesigned cockpit.

Matt Wild, Cessna Alpine Edition programme manager, says: “The Alpine Edition CJ2+ is just one more example of Cessna’s continued investment in its products and services. With customers responding very positively to Garmin G3000 avionics and its touch control interface, we developed this program centered around putting the G3000 along with other system updates on an existing CJ2+ aircraft.”

“The engineering flight test programme is underway, with certification expected this summer and deliveries to start soon after,” adds Wild.


Alpine Edition CJ2+ cockpit

Alpine Edition CJ2+ cockpit showing the Garmin G3000  avionics suite

The new Alpine Edition jet has better access to the cockpit with the removal of seven inches from the pedestal, more advanced weather detection, terrain awareness and collision avoidance equipment. Also included is a wireless media server, Garmin integrated cockpit and cabin Iridium phone, and high speed Internet capabilities from Aircell.

The Alpine Edition CJ2+ package includes the installation of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) capabilities, bringing the aircraft in compliance with this aspect of NextGen air traffic control requirements.

Cessna is offering the Alpine Edition modification at the company’s US Citation Service Centres. Cessna is collaborating with Duncan Aviation to obtain the necessary Supplemental Type Certification (STC) from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the G3000 component of this new upgrade.