Citation M2 debuts at NBAA
Cessna introduce its newest light jet to the NBAA
The new Citation M2 light business jet will be making its public debut this week at the NBAA. A cabin
mock-up of the aircraft will be on display at Cessna’s exhibit in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Officially launched at an event at Cessna
world headquarters in Wichita,
on 26 September, the Citation M2 is positioned between the Citation Mustang and
the Citation CJ family. The aircraft features Garmin G3000 avionics, engines
similar to those found in the Citation CJ series and an all-new cabin design.
With room for two crew and up to six
passengers, the $4.195 million Citation M2 has a maximum cruise speed of 400
knots true airspeed (741 kilometers per hour) and a range of 1,300 nautical
miles (2,408 kilometers). The aircraft can operate at airports with runways as
short as 3,250 feet (991 meters) and will climb to 41,000 feet (12,497 meters)
in 24 minutes.
“Operator feedback and owner insight have
indicated a market for a Citation with the size, speed and range of the
Citation M2. We expect to see customers new to the Citation family, Mustang
owners looking for a logical next step or CJ1+ operators who want a new, more
advanced Citation,” said Scott Ernest, Cessna president and chief executive.