The Cessna Citation CJ2 (525A / C25A) was first delivered in November 2000, and is an upgrade to the previous CJ1 model. The 525A is considered a light jet and is a 5 ft extension of the CJ1 fuselage. In 2006, Cessna upgraded the aircraft again by manufacturing another variant known as the CJ2+. This was developed with improved performance, avionics and more.
This aircraft was in production until around the year 2005/2006, and has had approximately 243 models built. As of 2014, 226 of those were independently owned. North America is said to have the largest percentage of wholly owned Citation CJ2 aircraft, followed by Europe. (1)
Available Listings - Citation CJ2
This aircraft is equipped with two Williams / Rolls-Royce FJ44-2C turbofans with 2,400 lbs of thrust each. It is able to travel with up to 8 passengers including pilot and crew, at a range of 1,075 nautical miles, at a cruise speed of Mach 0.52. With 4 passengers, the CJ2 is capable of traveling up to 1,505 nautical miles under NBAA IFR. (2)
The maximum range in this aircraft is approximately 1,605 nautical miles, and its maximum cruise speed is approximately Mach 0.61. The maximum take off weight (MTOW) you can expect to find is around 12,375 lbs. It’s maximum landing weight (MLW) is around 11,500 lbs and maximum cruise altitude (or service ceiling) is near 45,000 ft.
Another key feature of this aircraft is its natural laminar flow wing. This helps improve overall speed versus the CJ1 while reducing fuel consumption. It also helps improve the handling and short field performance. What you will also notice on the wing is a heated leading edge. For anti/de-icing, this aircraft uses engine bleed air to heat the leading edges on the wing and engine inlets.
When it comes to the interior, the cabin measures approximately 4 ft 9″ in height, 4 ft 8″ in width and 13 ft 7″ in length. With the additional 5 ft upgrade in length from the CJ1. The CJ2 comes with an additional 2 windows installed in the cabin, for even more abundant light.
In terms of avionics, this aircraft uses the Collins Pro-Line 21 integrated avionics system. It includes two large 8×10″ LCD displays which help improve situational awareness and overall safety. This system is used widely across a range of commercial, military and business aircraft. It also supports ADS-B out. (3)
- This aircraft is capable of being single pilot operated.
- It’s maximum operating Mach (MMO) is Mach 0.74.
- The CJ2+ was upgraded with Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC), which helps to make the aircraft more efficient and reduce pilot workload.
- In mid September of 2021. Cessna / Textron completed the first installations, of the Collins Aerospace Pro-Line Fusion on the CJ2+ business jet. Equipped with three 14.1 in touch screen displays. The Pro-Line Fusion replaces the Pro-Line 21 avionics suite, which was previously integrated with the CJ2+ aircraft. (4)
*These are general specifications of the above mentioned aircraft. Please see each listing for details on their individual specifications, layout and performance.
- GlobalAir, Citation CJ2 Specifications, Cabin Dimensions, Performance, retrieved from: https://www.globalair.com/aircraft-for-sale/Specifications?specid=194
- Compare Private Planes, Cessna Citation CJ2 – Compare Private Planes | All the Facts, retrieved from: https://compareprivateplanes.com/listing/light/cessna-citation-cj2
- Collins Aerospace, Pro Line 21™ Integrated Avionics System, retrieved from: https://www.collinsaerospace.com/what-we-do/Business-Aviation/Flight-Deck/Pro-Line-21
- Jerry Siebenmark, Aviation International News (AIN Online), Textron Aviation Begins Pro Line Fusion Installs in CJ2+, retrieved from: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2021-09-15/textron-aviation-begins-pro-line-fusion-installs-cj2