Passenger Capacity: 6
Air Speed: 477 mph
Range: 1740 nm
Baggage Capacity: 65 cuft
The CJ3 is the sixth generation of the popular Citation Jet series, a class of private jets designed to be economical and high-performing. They aren’t the most luxurious private jets available, but they may be the most popular. Business travelers like the idea of a private jet that understands bottom-line thinking, without sacrificing performance or reliability. How does Cessna manage to create private jets with competitive capabilities and still keep costs down? Simplicity. The jets of the Citation series bypass much of the complexities of their competitors and use the most economic engines available. The CJ3 is the jet that Cessna is calling “the largest, fastest, most advanced aircraft of its kind.” Even taking into account Cessna’s natural bias towards their newest arrival in the Citation Business Jet fleet, their bold statement may be right.
When Cessna redesigned their popular CJ2 private business jet, known for its low operating costs and high performance, the result was the CJ3: bigger, faster, and better. The cabin was stretched an additional two feet, and the wingspan widened by three feet. Its cruise speed outdoes the CJ2 with a significantly reduced fuel burn.