Cessna Citation CJ1: The lightweight jet with the heavyweight capabilities

Cessna Citation CJ1: The lightweight jet with the heavyweight capabilities

The CJ1 is the second generation of the extremely successful Citation Jet series. Coming with all of the advantages that the original Citation Jet offered, but with many magnificent improvements in both its economy and high-performance along the way, it is one of the most well-rounded light jets on the market.

The Citation Jet 1+ (CJ1+) is the enhanced version of the CJ1 that has been tested and modified to exceed the success of the first model in its lineage, but completely designed to meet your missions’ needs.


The triple threat of performance, simplicity and economy

With improved engines and avionics, the CJ1+ is an extremely fuel-efficient aircraft with the powerful ability to carry a lot more luggage than before.

The CJ1+ cabin holds five seats in a club arrangement, with one side-facing seat. Like its predecessor, it has a lavatory, small galley, and fold-out worktables. With increased soundproofing techniques to make the flights quieter, it’s like having a conference room in the sky, designed to completely maximize all the time available towards getting the job done.

Redefined versatility for the agile businessperson


The CJ1 is ideal for companies and individuals looking for a private jet for short-range flights, usually in the 1-2-hour range. Although the light jet is certified for single pilot use, NovaJet's commitment to saftey means you will always have two experienced pilots. It speaks to the agile executive that needs flexibility and fast-paced resources to be as malleable as they are.


The CJ1 is ideal for small companies and quick flights


With an average of 134 gallons per hour, the economy of the CJ1+’s fuel burn can be largely attributed to Cessna’s powerhouse engines. Using twin Williams/Rolls-Royce FJ44-1A turbofans, both boasting almost 2,000 pounds of horsepower on takeoff, it gives a surprisingly high payload a not-so-surprising kick.


With one of the most economical private jets on the market for short mission flights,

the full-length dropped aisle gives the cabin a roomier and cozy feel. The double-sealed door uses a fastening system similar to that of a vault, which reduces cabin noise, making it a key value proposition for the modern executive looking for a seamless (and quiet) transition throughout their day.

How a joint venture between Cessna and NASA redefined the design

After four years to design in a joint venture between Cessna and NASA, the Citation Jet upgraded to a natural laminar flow wing, which delays the onset of airflow separation. The reason being was to improve the lift-to-drag characteristics 10-15% when compared to earlier straight-wing designs.

It allows for a maximum speed of 434 mph, paired with a bit of a slower climb, and descending speeds averaging out at 347 mph.

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