Citation CJ3 for Sale

Citation CJ3 Ownership Overview

Being a part of one of the most well-known families of business jets, customers will understand the quality and performance capability when they come across a Citation CJ3 for sale. The family has over 2,000 manufactured since production began in the 1990s.

Citation CJ3 Cabin Experience

The Citation CJ3 is capable of transporting 6 passengers and 2 crew members. The aircraft includes a lavatory at the aft end of its more than 15ft long cabin, inside the 50ft fuselage.

Total cabin space is nearly 290 cubic feet, allowing for a width and height of nearly 5ft both ways. Typically each passenger receives more than 30 cubic feet of space. The entry door is more than 4ft high, and baggage is provided a space of 65 cubic feet.

Citation CJ3 Mission Profile

Customers who buy a Citation CJ3 are looking for simplicity. This aircraft was designed to be cost effective, thus reducing the bells and whistles that increase what a buyer shells out of pocket.

While it’s still a very luxurious aircraft, it focuses on making things easier for the pilot, while reducing the cost to manufacture. In doing so, the aircraft has impressive range and speed capabilities.

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Citation CJ3 Cost to Own

Acquisition cost for the Citation CJ3 typically ranges from $5.7-$5.9 million, slightly higher than two of its direct competitors, the Hawker 400XP and the Lear 40, which range from $1.7-$2.3 million. When factoring in market depreciation, the Citation CJ3 falls in the middle of its competition at around $1.5 million per year.

Citation CJ3 Operating Cost

Citation CJ3 direct operating cost is around $1,500 per flight hour, less than the Hawker 400XP by roughly $400 and the Lear 40 by $650 per flight hour. This rate includes fuel burn as well as various maintenance, crew, and operating fees.

Citation CJ3 Performance Overview

The Citation CJ3 is one of the most popular business jets for a reason. It’s reliable, durable, and provides a large return on investment due to its cheap economical standpoint. Customers looking for private jets for sale will want to follow the herd with this promising twin engine.

Citation CJ3 Engines

The Citation CJ3 is equipped with two Williams FJ44-3A powerplants with 2,780lbs of thrust. The Citation CJ3 has a max cruise speed of nearly 420kts, slower than that of both its competitors.

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

  • FAR-91: 2,522ft
  • FAR-135: 3,152ft
  • FAR-121: 4,203ft

Citation CJ3 Payload

Max payload for the Citation CJ3 is more than 1,920lbs, and it can transport that capacity nearly 1,250nm. The Hawker 400XP can transport 2,020lbs for 890nm, while the Lear 40 can transport 2,280lbs for 1,320nm.

Citation CJ3 Range

At long-range cruise, the Citation CJ3 has a range of 1,750nm with a typical passenger load, surpassing that of its competition.

Citation CJ3 Specifications

Citation CJ3 General Info
Aircraft Class Light Jet
Aircraft Manufacturer Cessna
Aircraft Year of Manufacture 2004 - Present
Citation CJ3 Financial Data
Acquisition Cost $5,220,000 - $6,380,000
Variable Cost $1,357 - $1,659/hr
Annual Cost $995,684 - $1,216,948
Fixed Cost $41,713 - $375,415
Market Depreciation $390,000
Retail Charter Rate $2,200/hr
Average Charter Net $892/hr
Citation CJ3 Performance Data
Fuel Burn 170 gal/hr
Max Cruise 420 kts
135 Landing 3,152 ft
135 Takeoff 3,152 ft
91 Landing 2,522 ft
91 Takeoff 2,522 ft
121 Landing 4,203 ft
121 Takeoff 4,203 ft
Max Payload 1,925 lbs
Basic Operating Weight 8,585 lbs
Max Takeoff Weight 13,900 lbs
Citation CJ3 Cabin Details
Cabin Dimensions 15'8" x 4'9" x 4'9"
Cabin Volume 353
Seat Count 6-8