EASA Approves Cessna Citation CJ4 Gen2

 - June 21, 2021, 12:48 PM
DALaviation is the first European customer for the Cessna Citation CJ4 Gen2. (Photo: Textron Aviation)

Five months after Textron Aviation unveiled the Cessna Citation CJ4 Gen2, the Wichita, Kansas airframer has received EASA certification for the $10.75 million light twin, allowing deliveries in Europe to begin this quarter.

DALavation Switzerland is the first European customer for the type. The upgrades include new folding airstairs with a lower step to the ground, step lighting, and a handrail; new seating options; new ambient lighting provided by two CoolView skylights in the lavatory and aft cabin; and a galley with improved storage.

The improvements are capped off by an upgraded wireless cabin management system (CMS) that comes with a media server capable of streaming preloaded audio and video files, accessing SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and providing moving maps. With the new CMS, passengers can wirelessly control cabin lighting, window shades, and temperature from their mobile devices.

The CJ4 Gen2 received current interior certification under its Model 525C FAA type certificate.