Cessna Aircraft Company, part of the Textron Aviation segment of Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT), announced today a new aircraft to add to the company’s popular line of Cessna CJ-series jets. The new CJ3+ from Cessna includes a state-of-the-art fully integrated Garmin G3000™ avionics suite, all-new interiors with a redesigned cabin and cockpit, new pressurization, and new diagnostics systems.
Kriya Shortt, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, says: “The CJ3+ is another example of how Cessna listens to customers to deliver an aircraft that meets their aviation needs now and in the future. Customers are already pleased with the CJ-series, but they also appreciate the new features of the G3000 system. Combining all these avionics features with a fresh new interior and other significant upgrades strengthens an already powerful jet and makes its value proposition even more compelling for customers.”
Additional features of the CJ3+’s new G3000 avionics include improved turbulence detecting weather radar, TCAS II, advanced Terrain Awareness Warning Systems (TAWS), a wireless media server, Garmin integrated cockpit and cabin Iridium phone, and high speed internet capabilities from Aircell. The CJ3+ includes the installation of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) capabilities, bringing the aircraft in compliance with this aspect of Next Generation (NextGen) air traffic control requirements. Cessna’s CJ3+ is expected to receive FAA certification during the second half of the year, with deliveries following afterward.
With its range of up to 1,875 nm, the CJ3+ can fly passengers nonstop from Washington, DC to Mexico City, from San Diego, Calif. to Juneau, Alaska, or from Lima, Peru to São Paulo, Brazil. The CJ3+ is expected to receive single-pilot certification and has maximum seating capacity for nine passengers.
Source: Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT)
Date: Mar 21, 2014