First production Citation M2 comes off the line

written by australianaviation.com.au | August 8, 2013
The Citation M2. More than 10,000 airraft have rolled off the lines at Cessna's Kansas facility since opening in 1995. (Cessna)

The first of Cessna’s new Citation M2 business jets has rolled off the production line, with deliveries expected to begin later this year.

The six-seat jet has a range of 1,300nm and is powered by two Williams FJ44 engines that offer a cruising speed of up to 400kts and can achieve a cruising altitude of 41,000ft in 24 minutes. The flightdeck features a Garmin G3000 avionics suite.

“Excitement is building for the M2,” said Cessna’s Brad Thress. “This jet brings more than capability and craftsmanship to the market. The M2 is such a versatile aircraft. It can perform superbly in many different markets and on a great variety of missions. Businesses appreciate the M2 for its low direct-operating and acquisition costs. It has the performance and capacity that charter operations look for. It has the handling characteristics you need in a training platform, while offering the style and power a private user looks for when taking the next step up in their own aircraft.”

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