Citation CJ2 for Sale

Citation CJ2 Ownership Overview

Buyers won’t have a hard time finding a Citation CJ2 for sale as production of its whole family has amounted to more than 2,000. This specific jet was a redesign of the popular Citation CJ1, and provided improvements across the board.

Citation CJ2 Cabin Experience

The Citation CJ2 is capable of transporting 6 passengers and 2 crew members. The aircraft includes a lavatory at the aft end of its nearly 15ft long cabin, set inside the more than 45ft long fuselage. The wingspan stretches 50ft wide.

Total cabin space is 250 cubic feet, allowing for a width and height of just under 5ft both ways. Typically each passenger receives just under 30 cubic feet of space to themselves in-flight. The entry door is taller than 4ft, and baggage receives around 75 cubic feet of space, majorly located in an external compartment.

Citation CJ2 Mission Profile

Customers who buy a Citation CJ2 are looking for the historic reliability and luxury of Cessna jets, paired with simplicity, making operation safe and easy, along with a larger cabin and increased speed. This jet provides an overall performance better than that of its predecessor, with improved fuel efficiency.

The Citation CJ2 can be operated by a single pilot which encourages those traveling on business to fly themselves, or if that route isn’t taken, a single pilot can operate it, drastically reducing costs for the buyer. Regardless of the numerous ways this jet can be operated, it will always end in passenger and buyer satisfaction.

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Citation CJ2 Cost to Own

Acquisition cost for the Citation CJ2 typically ranges from $2.7-$2.9 million, higher than the Hawker 400XP which will cost a buyer around $2.2 million, and less than half the price of the Citation CJ3. When factoring in market depreciation, the Citation CJ2 has the cheapest annual cost of $1.25-$1.35 million.

Citation CJ2 Operating Cost

Citation CJ2 direct operating cost is around $1,400 per flight hour, once again the cheapest as the Citation CJ3 costs $1,500 and the Hawker 400XP costs $1,930 per flight hour. These rates include fuel burn and various maintenance, crew, and operating fees.

Annual fixed cost for the Citation CJ2 falls higher than the range set by the two rival jets at $421,000.

Citation CJ2 Performance Overview

The Citation CJ2 is a logical light jet to invest in as it’s an improvement of the preceding popular versions, with increased space, range, and speed. Those looking into private jets for sale will take comfort in what this twin engine has to offer.

Citation CJ2 Engines

The Citation CJ2 is equipped with two Williams FJ44-2C engines with 2,400lbs of thrust. The Citation CJ2 has a max cruise speed of nearly 415kts, on par with the Citation CJ3, but slower than the Hawker 400XP which can fly a max cruise of 450kts.

The aircraft can land and takeoff in the following field lengths:

  • FAR-91: 2,777ft
  • FAR-135: 3,417ft
  • FAR-121: 4,628ft

Citation CJ2 Payload

Max payload for the Citation CJ2 is 1,400lbs and it can transport that capacity roughly 1,040nm. The Hawker carries a much heavier payload, while the Citation CJ3 outperforms in both areas.

Citation CJ2 Range

At long-range cruise, the Citation CJ2 has a range of 1,330nm with a typical passenger load, further than that of the Hawker 400XP, but shorter than the Citation CJ3 under similar parameters.

Citation CJ2 Specifications

Citation CJ2 General Info
Aircraft Class Light Jet
Aircraft Manufacturer Cessna
Aircraft Year of Manufacture 2000 - 2013
Citation CJ2 Financial Data
Acquisition Cost $2,520,000 - $3,080,000
Variable Cost $1,256 - $1,535/hr
Annual Cost $987,622 - $1,207,094
Fixed Cost $42,093 - $378,835
Market Depreciation $190,000
Retail Charter Rate $2,000/hr
Average Charter Net $855/hr
Citation CJ2 Performance Data
Fuel Burn 140 gal/hr
Max Cruise 410 kts
135 Landing 3,471 ft
135 Takeoff 3,471 ft
91 Landing 2,777 ft
91 Takeoff 2,777 ft
121 Landing 4,628 ft
121 Takeoff 4,628 ft
Max Payload 1,400 lbs
Basic Operating Weight 7,900 lbs
Max Takeoff Weight 12,400 lbs
Citation CJ2 Cabin Details
Cabin Dimensions 13'8" x 4'8" x 4'8"
Cabin Volume 298
Seat Count 5-7