WICHITA, Kan., June 24, 2010 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today its Citation CJ3 and Citation Sovereign made Robb Report’s annual “Best of the Best” in their respective categories.
For the second consecutive year, the Citation CJ3 has been selected “Best of the Best” in the Light business jet category. The CJ3 is recognized for its speed, range, comfort, performance and single-pilot capabilities.
The Citation Sovereign was selected “Best of the Best” for the Super Midsize business jet category for its “remarkable short-field performance” as well as its range, comfort and overall value.
The Citation CJ3 received Federal Aviation Administration certification in October 2004. It has a maximum cruise speed of 417 knots at 33,000 feet. With two pilots, four passengers and baggage, the CJ3 offers more than 1,600 nautical miles of range with NBAA IFR reserves. Service ceiling is 45,000 feet and the maximum gross takeoff weight is 13,870 pounds.
Cessna expects to deliver its 300th Citation Sovereign later this year. The first Sovereign was delivered in late 2004. Certified for operations to 47,000 feet, the Sovereign can take off from airfields as short as 3,640 feet and has a range of 2,847 nautical miles and a maximum cruise speed of 458 knots true airspeed.