LAS VEGAS, Oct. 11, 2011 — The National Aeronautic Association today presented a world speed record to Eric Norber for a flight from Reykjavik, Iceland, to London in July in a Cessna Citation CJ2+. The speed record — 2:48:14 — was over a recognized course for a jet aircraft between 3,000 and 6,000 kilograms (FAI code C, C-1, e, III).
The presentation took place at the Cessna exhibit at the 64th NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention taking place here this week.
Norber is president of ELJ Aviation, a jet management company based in Sanford, Fla., operating the Citation CJ2+ and a Citation Mustang.
The Citation CJ2+ is part of the CJ family of light business jets from Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company. The CJ2+ holds six passengers in the main cabin and has a 1,600-nautical mile range and a top speed of 418 knots.
NAA Speed record photo – NAA President and CEO Jonathan Gaffney (right) presents a speed record certificate to Eric Norber (left), president of ELJ Aviation. Norber set the class speed record for a Reykjavik to London course in a Cessna Citation CJ2+.