First Citation enters commercial airline service in Europe


Textron Aviation and Hahn Air

Hahn Air Lines has begun operating a fleet of Cessna Citation CJ4s on scheduled airline service, making the CJ4 the first Citation business jet to be used for commercial airline service.

The German scheduled and charter airline operator uses the Citation CJ4 for its Dusseldorf to Luxemburg route. The CJ4 is the first jet in its class to achieve authorisation for use in commercial airline service.

Tom Perry, vice president, sales, Europe for Textron Aviation said: “Cessna is proud that the Citation CJ4 is the first business jet in its class to pass the IATA audit, proving it met or exceeded more than 1,000 rigorous standards for safety and advanced flight operations.”

“The CJ4 is an excellent fit for Hahn Air’s growth in scheduled and charter operations in what is one of the most dynamic business centers in Europe. The CJ4 is widely accepted as the best performing light jet on the market based on speed, runway performance and its excellent range,” added Perry.

Several modifications were made to the CJ4 to accommodate standards, including a locking cockpit doors, emergency lighting, passenger safety briefing and conducting flight operations in a multi-crew environment.

The Citation CJ4 has a range of 4,019 kilometers (2,170 nautical miles), a useful load of 3,164 kilograms (6,976 pounds) and a top speed of 835 kilometers an hour (451 knots true air speed).