WICHITA, Kan., Nov. 16, 2009 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today celebrated as the first production Citation CJ4 rolled off the assembly line at the company’s primary design and manufacturing facilities in Wichita.
The first production unit will now go to paint and interiors, while three flight test aircraft continue to work toward type certification. Federal Aviation Administration certification is the final stages with deliveries starting in the first half of 2010.
The Citation CJ4 also offers an extensive standard equipment list including a four-screen Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite with electronic charts and graphical weather, TCAS II, EGPWS Class A TAWS, Dual Mode S Diversity transponders with ADS-B out capability, Multi-Scan weather radar, Emergency Descent Mode, and an essential electrical bus.
The aircraft will also debut the new Williams International FJ44-4A electronically controlled (FADEC) engines. The cabin can be configured for up to eight passengers, plus a standard, belted aft lavatory. The Citation CJ4 also features the Rockwell Collins Venue cabin management system that includes BluRay DVD with HD monitors and XM radio.
To date, the CJ4 test aircraft have flown more than 1,000 flights and accumulated more than 1,600 flight hours.