The storied Cessna Aircraft Company of Wichita, Kansas is finally set to begin deliveries of its long-awaited ‚ā¨6.8 Million Citation CJ4 light business jet later this year. Its two foot gain in cabin length over the CJ3 may not sound like much of an improvement space-wise for the eight-seater, but on the performance front the CJ4 aims to put its predecessor ‚Äď and the competition ‚Äď to shame. Electronically-controlled twin Williams-Rolls FJ44-4A turbofans with FADEC allow for a maximum cruising speed of 806 km/h at 35,000 ft. and are quiet and fuel efficient. New swept-back wings borrowed from the Cessna‚Äôs Sovereign help out on aerodynamics for short takeoffs, quick climbs and improved acceleration.
Boasting Cessna‚Äôs most stylishly decorated and ergonomically designed cabin ever, plush new ‚Äúluxury sedan‚ÄĚ style seats and a new sidewall configuration provide more leg, seat and shoulder room while the entry door is wider making for more comfortable access. It‚Äôs also outfitted like a high-end media room thanks to its revolutionary Venue Cabin Management System (CMS) with amenities such as XM radio, CD and hi-def Blu-Ray DVD player, seat monitors, moving maps and input stations for MP3 players, gaming systems and more.