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Cessna Citation CJ4



The Cessna Citation CJ4 is the newest and largest model of the Citation CJ line. Compared to the CJ3, it is the same cabin cross-section but 21 inches longer.  Introduced in 2010, it is one of the largest aircraft in the light jet class.  While remaining true to the roots of the CJ product line, the CJ4 is predominantly a clean sheet design.  Design highlights include a new wing design for better range performance, heated windshields to reduce cabin noise, improved hydraulic and electrical systems for better reliability, and raised cabin windows to improve visibility for passengers. 

Citation CJ4 Buying Guide

The Citation CJ4 is available new from Cessna or used on the open market.  Outside a few small optional upgrades, the only significant variance among the CJ4 fleet is the interior configuration.  The interior is offered with a standard 6-place interior.  An optional 2-place side facing divan with a smaller refreshment center can be installed to accommodate up to eight passengers.  Optional maintenance service plans for engines (Williams TAP or TAP Elite) and airframe (Cessna Pro Parts) are also available.

Citation CJ4 Fleet & Budget

 Fleet Statistics:   Budget:  
 Years of Manufacture: 2010-Present Price, New ($):1  $9,300,000 
 Fleet Size: 223 Price, Average Used ($):2 $7,335,000
 North American Fleet: 173 Variable Cost ($/hr):3 $1,600
    Fixed Cost ($/year):4  $345,000

Citation CJ4 Performance & Trip Analysis

Performance:   1000nm Trip Analysis:5
Range, Seats Empty (nm):6 1,991 Flight Altitude (ft): 43,000 
Range, Seats Full (nm):6 1,667 Time En route (hh+mm): 02+24
Max Cruise Speed (kts): 454 Fuel Burn (gal): 209
Average Block Speed (kts): 409 Fuel Cost @ $5.00/gal: $1,045
Average Fuel Burn (gal/hr): 209
Rate of Climb (ft/min): 3,858
Max Operating Altitude (ft): 45,000
Balanced Field Length (ft): 3,500

Citation CJ4 Dimensions

Internal Dimensions: External Dimensions:
Cabin Length (ft): 17.30 Length (ft): 53.3
Cabin Height (ft): 4.75 Height (ft): 15.3
Cabin Width (ft): 4.83 Wingspan (ft): 50.8
Cabin Volume (cuft): 293

Citation CJ4 Weights & Comfort

Weights: Comfort:
Max Takeoff Weight (lbs): 17,110 Seats, Typical: 7
Basic Operating Weight (lbs): 10,350 Int. Baggage Capacity (cuft): 6
Max Payload (lbs): 2,150 Ext. Baggage Capacity (cuft): 71
Usable Fuel (lbs): 5,828
Payload with Full Fuel (lbs): 1,052

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1. As published in the BCA 2013 Purchase Planning Handbook.
2. Compiled from VanAllen research and AMSTAT. Updated October 2016.
3. Estimated based on $5.00/gallon fuel cost, average fuel burns, hourly engine and maintenance reserves. Crew trip and catering costs excluded.
4. Estimate including insurance, hangar, 2 pilots.
5. Source: B&CA Annual Purchase Planning Handbook, zero winds, ISA, 4 passengers, unrestricted climb.
6. As published by manufacturer using NBAA IFR reserves. Actual range may vary given your operational profile and routing. Additional analyses highly recommended.

All data for reference only and should be verified prior to making any purchasing decision.

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