Germany’s Hahn Air Lines yesterday celebrated authorization by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to operate its fleet of Cessna Citation CJ4s on scheduled airline services. To achieve the IATA approval the carrier had to undergo an extensive operational safety audit of its management and control systems. Aircraft and operating modifications were also required, including equipping the CJ4s with lockable cockpit doors, emergency lighting, passenger safety briefings and a requirement to operate as multi-crew aircraft. Hahn will fly CJ4s on its Dusseldorf-Luxembourg route.

“Cessna is proud that the CJ4 is the first business jet in its class to pass the IATA audit,” said Tom Perry, Textron Aviation VP of sales for Europe. “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.”