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  • ClassLight Jet

  • ManufacturerCessna

  • Price (Per Hour) $ 2000 - $ 2500

  • Year of Manufacturer 2000 - 2013

The Cessna CitationCJ2 was first delivered in 2000 as an upgrade in size, speed, and power to the popular CJ1 private jet. The improved CJ2 quickly became one of the most efficient light jets in retail charter and in the private sector due to its balance of efficiency and performance.

For flights under 3hrs with six passengers or fewer, the CJ2 is an excellent choice. Flight times are comparable to most other light jets while hourly costs and fuel burn are often significantly lower.


  • Seats 6 - 7

  • Cabin (Length x Width x Height)13.08 ft. X 4.08 ft. X 4.08 ft.

  • Cabin Volume298 cu. ft.

  • Baggage Capacity65 cu. ft.

With almost three more feet in length than the CJ1 cabin, the CJ2’s roominess rivals that of some far more expensive jets. Other interior attributes such as diffused LED lighting, a refreshment area, and the innovative soundproofing features are in keeping with the updates to the CJ1.

Aboard the CJ2, six passenger seats are set in center-club style. Two more passengers can find seating by either joining the pilot in the cockpit or utilizing the belted, flushing lavatory, which can be separated by a curtain partition. Baggage that is not required in-flight can be stored in the enlarged nose and tail cone external cargo space.


  • Aircraft Range1250 Nautical Miles

  • Aircraft Speed Cruise481 MPH

Recent updates to the CJ2’s performance include higher maximum takeoff load and payload, the ability to climb more quickly and cruise faster, and a longer range, all with a more efficient fuel burn. Advanced avionics and a decrease in required runway length also enhance the performance of the CJ2.

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