Cessna delivers first Citation CJ4 for European charter flights
Cessna Aircraft delivers the first Citation CJ4 to company in Europe
Cessna has delivered the first Citation CJ4 to a company in Europe.
Fred Eisele, chief
executive officer of Stuttgart-based Eisele Flugdienst, accepted the jet in a
handover hosted by Atlas Air Service, Cessna’s Citation authorised sales
representative for Germany at the Citation Service Center at Bremen Airport.
“The CJ4 is the perfect next step to help us expand our operations. We
already fly a very successful fleet of Citation CJ1+, CJ2+, CJ3 and Sovereign
aircraft, so we know our customers appreciate Cessna’s trademark combination of
speed, comfort and reliability. Building on that fleet, the additional range,
speed, payload and cabin comfort of the CJ4 will allow us to further expand the
scope and effectiveness of our charter services throughout the European Union
and into Russia.
Furthermore, the CJ4 shares a common pilot type rating with the other CJs,
meaning our CJ pilots are already rated to fly the CJ4, so we can integrate the
aircraft seamlessly into our fleet and begin charter operations straight
The CJ4 is the
newest and largest member of the CJ family and is approved for single-pilot
operations. The aircraft gained type certification from the European Aviation
Safety Agency (EASA) in May this year.