Citation M2 is launched


Cessna announce a new light business aircraft, that fills the gap between Mustang and CJ family

Citation M2Cessna Aircraft has launched
the Citation M2, a new light business jet that fills the gap between the
Citation Mustang and the Citation CJ family.

The Citation M2 features Garmin G3000 avionics, engines similar to those found
in the Citation CJ series and an all-new cabin design. The aircraft is an
aluminum airframe with a T-tail and a straight wing that includes LED lights. A
cabin mock-up of the Citation M2 will be on display at Cessna’s exhibit in the Las Vegas Convention Center during the 64th NBAA
Annual Meeting and Convention from 10-12 October.
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 officer.

The Citation M2 is powered by a pair of FADEC-controlled Williams International
FJ44-1AP-21 turbofan engines, each producing 1,965 pounds of thrust. The engine
also provides significantly higher performance at hot and high conditions and
an increase in the time between overhaul (TBO) from 3,500 to 4,000 hours.
Popular options from other Citation models are standard on the Citation M2.
Among the standard features of the avionics system are weather radar, TCAS I,
terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS) and ADS-B Out.

From the cockpit divider aft through the rear lavatory, the main passenger
cabin of the Citation M2 is 58 inches wide (1.47 meters) and 11 feet (3.3
meters) long with a 5-inch dropped aisle providing a cabin height of 57 inches
(1.45 meters). Eight large windows, roomy pedestal seats and intuitive cabin
appointments highlight the all-new interior, of which materials and colors can
be hand-selected by customers.

First flight of the new Citation M2 will be in the first half of 2012, with
Federal Aviation Administration certification (Part 23) expected in the first
half of 2013, followed by deliveries beginning in the second half of 2013.

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