The Cessna Citation CJ3 (Model 525B) is an aircraft that makes part of the Citation business jet family.
The CJ3 is a stretch extension of the CJ2 aircraft, which itself was a stretch of theCJ1.
The aircraft was exposed in September 2002 at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention and took its first flight on the same day on April 17, 2003. CJ3 was FAA certified in October 2004 and the distribution of this aircraft started on December 2004.

  • 2004 - 2010 Cessna Citation CJ3
  • Year:
    2004- 2010
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Williams FJ44-3A
  • Top Speed:
    480 mph
  • Price:
    1,063 per hour

Piloting a Citation CJ3, even the veteran aviators will remember why they felled in love with flying. 
So, prepare yourself for a larger aircraft, longer wings, more powerful engines, a spacious interior, added standard features, and the category’s most evolved flight deck, ever.

Two Williams FJ44-3A turbofan engines

You will observe other advantages like: more interior comfort because the cabin is significantly extended, the plush long-legged seats and the new Williams FJ44-3A series engines.

The Williams FJ44-3A is the first engine of its group that comes with full-authority digital engine controls (FADEC).
Pilots who don’t have this characteristic wish they did. Those who do have it swear by it, and never desire to fly without it again.

Cessna Citation CJ3 Exterior

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Configured for precise handling, performance and aerodynamic efficiency, CJ3 has new wider-span natural laminar-flow wing and have also some great advantages like: longer range, greater speed, faster climb and increased fuel efficiency.

The CJ3 offers more than sufficient of room for luggage and gear in the extended tail-cone baggage compartment; therefore you will not need to put your luggage inside the cabin.

The main landing gear gives the CJ3 a smooth ride on the taxiway while producing soft landings routine.

Dimensions Citation CJ3
Height 15 ft 2 in (4.62 m)
Length 50 ft 2 in (15.29 m)
Wingspan 53 ft 4 in (16.26 m)

Cessna Citation CJ3 Interior

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Having a longer cabin CJ3 has also other benefits like the plush long-legged seats that could be reclined giving to passengers more comfort and workspace.

Cabin Configuration:

The spacious CJ3’s cabin comes standard with six club seats in a center-style configuration, although it is customizable to the owner’s specs.

A refre shment center across from the entry door has a storage cabinet with adjustable shelves. Fourteen elliptical windows give you an exceptional natural lighting throughout the cabin. Optional seating arrangements will accommodate up to eight passengers.

Interior Highlights

The dropped floor aisle gives the impression of a much bigger aircraft, while also making the cabin easier to navigate.
Some other important elements: a new LED indirect lighting system, a new high-capacity cabin-cooling system, and also a Standard 110-volt power supply facilitates use of in-flight entertainment.

Dimensions Citation CJ3
Height 57 in (1.45 m)
Width 58 in (1.47 m)
Length 15 ft 8 in (4.78 m)
Standard Seating Capacity 7
Baggage Capacity 65 cubic ft (1.8 cubic m)

Cessna Citation CJ3 Avionics

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Not only pilot but also the passengers will talk about how nice was their flight after a ride with Citation CJ3, this is more than a pilot-friendly aircraft.
Having a fully integrated Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 flight deck, the CJ3 pilots will manage their aircraft from the most advanced avionics suite in the category.

Pro Line 21

A Multi-Function Display (MFD) with Two 8 x 10-inch (.20 x .25 m) Primary Flight Displays (PFDs) also the Collins FMS-3000 Flight Management System (FMS) and Pro Line 21 CNS radios will increase your safety.
Standard equipment also contains a Collins autopilot with VNAV, FMS performance database, avionics diagnostics, LandMark TAWS 8000 (Class B), dual Comm/Nav, SKYWATCH HP (TCAS I) and a satellite which sends graphical weather.

AMLCD Displays

All primary flight, weather, navigation, and engine data is consolidated in large, easy-to-scan active-matrix LCDs for information control and intuitive, at-a-glance situational awareness.

Cessna Citation CJ3 Engine

Maximum Cruise Speed - 480 mph

Producing 2,820 pounds (12.54 kN) of thrust at sea level, this aircraft is powered by two Williams FJ44-3A series engines. CJ3 boasts an extra 920 pounds of takeoff thrust per side and 3,470 pounds greater maximum takeoff weight than the original Citation Jet.

The efficiently turbofans propel the CJ3 to a cruise speed of 480 mph. This aircraft also climb directly at 45,000 feet in just 27 minutes. Your runways could be as short as 3,180 feet (969 m); therefore you can save more time by placing you considerably closer to your planned destination.

The first engine in its class that comes standard with the pilot-workload-reducing full-authority digital engine controls (FADEC). FADEC simplifies engine control by ensuring correct power output, engine management and maximum fuel efficiency and also provides time-limited dispatch, diagnostics, and engine synchronization.

Cessna Citation CJ3 Safety

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Citation CJ3

Safety starts with a durable aircraft. CJ3 is stress-tested five times the aircraft’s standard lifetime.
Cessna Citation has sold more airplanes than anyone else in history because some good advantages like the exceptional performance and payload, reliability, the interior comfort and value.
Having all these benefits the flight is not only safe but also relaxed.

Cockpit commonality

The familiarity to the controls and the ease of pilot operation will give you more confidence to take your family and to have a nice trip.
The blend of the latest thinking in human factors engineering, the ergonomics and user experience design to create environments, will make your trip safer, simpler and more pleasurable.

Proven parts

“Any new part, structure or material has to earn its way onto our aircraft.”
What that means for Cessna customers is that this jet has been tested exhaustively to demonstrate its stability and trustworthiness.
Now, the pilot operation will not require much effort, because you’ll notice certain "rightness" to the flight deck, a sense of familiarity to the controls and that make flying safer, simpler and more pleasurable.
The best devotion to offer some of the safest aircraft in the world comes only from Cessna.


Performance Citation CJ3
Single Pilot Certified Yes
Maximum Cruise Speed 417 ktas (772 km/h)
Certified Ceiling 45,000 ft (13,716 m)
Airport Performance
Takeoff Distance 3,180 ft (969 m)
Landing Distance 2,770 ft (844 m)
Rate of Climb at Sea Level 4,478 fpm (1,365 mpm)
Range 1,875 nm (3,472 km)


Maximum Weights Citation CJ3
Ramp Weight 14,070 lb (6,382 kg)
Takeoff Weight 13,870 lb (6,291 kg)
Landing Weight 12,750 lb (5,783 kg)
Zero Fuel Weight 10,510 lb (4,767 kg)
Usable Fuel Capacity 4,710 lb (2,136 kg)
Typically-Equipped Empty Weight 8,720 lb (3,955 kg)
Useful Load 5,350 lb (2,427 kg)
Maximum Payload 1,790 lb (812 kg)
Full-Fuel Payload 640 lb (290 kg)
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Powerplant Citation CJ3
Manufacturer Williams International
Model (Number) FJ44-3A (2)
Power Output (thrust) 2,820 lb (12.54 kN)
Time Between Overhauls 4,000 hr


Pricing and Cost

Operating Costs Citation CJ3
Cost per Mile $2.84
Cost per Hour $1,063
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