Textron Aviation Earns EASA Approval For CJ4 Gen2

Cessna Citation CJ4 Gen2
Credit: Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation has received European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for its Cessna Citation CJ4 Gen2 light jet, paving the way for delivery to its first European customer for the upgraded aircraft, DALaviation Switzerland.

The company announced the sale to DALaviation Switzerland, based in Geneva, in May. The $10.75 million aircraft will be the company’s third addition to its business jet fleet, which includes a Citation CJ2+ and a Citation CJ1.

The CJ4 originally earned EASA type certification in 2011. 

The CJ4 Gen2 has been upgraded with a new stair and handrail, premium seating options and enhanced ambiance lighting. The cabin includes an upgraded wireless cabin management system for passengers to stream entertainment and to wirelessly control cabin lighting, temperature and window shades from their wireless devises. The aircraft has been single-pilot certified, seats up to 10 passengers and has a range of 1,926 nm. 

Molly McMillin

Molly McMillin, a 25-year aviation journalist, is managing editor of business aviation for the Aviation Week Network and editor-in-chief of The Weekly of Business Aviation, an Aviation Week market intelligence report.