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Citation M2  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 23 December 2013
Maiden Flight: 9 March 2012
Total Production: 100
Unitary Cost: USD$4.2 million
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Cessna Aircraft Company
Parent System: Cessna Citation
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1975
Maiden Flight: 15 September 1969
Total Production: 7,000
Family Members: Citation CJ1, Citation CJ2, Citation CJ3, Citation CJ4, Citation Columbus, Citation Encore, Citation Latitude, Citation Longitude, Citation Mustang, Citation Sovereign, Citation Ten, Citation X and Citation XL
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Description: The Citation is a family of business jets developed by Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron owned company, to meet the requirements of customers operating from regional to intercontinental routes. Citation jets are powered by two turbofan engines and cruise at high speeds while delivering outstanding comfort to the passengers in their spacious cabins. Cessna has received more than 5,300 Citation jets orders since the program inception in 1975. As of early 2008, the Cessna Citation production models are: CJ1+, CJ2+, CJ3, Encore+, XLS+, X, Sovereign, and Mustang with CJ4 and Columbus models to join Cessna's product line in 2010 and 2014 respectively.

The Cessna Citation M2 light business jet fills the gap between the Citation Mustang and the Citation CJ1/2/3/4 variants. The new jet features Garmin G3000 avionics, FADEC-controlled Williams International FJ44-1AP-21 turbofan engines each producing 1,965 pounds of thrust and an all-new cabin design. Among the standard features of the avionics system are weather radar, TCAS I, terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS) and ADS-B Out. With room for two crew and up to six passengers, the Citation M2 has a maximum cruise speed of 400 knots true airspeed (741 kilometers per hour) and a range of 1,300 nautical miles (2,408 kilometers). The aircraft can operate at airports with runways as short as 3,250 feet (991 meters) and will climb to 41,000 feet (12,497 meters) in 24 minutes. Cessna launched the Citation M2 in late September 2011. The first flight is due in the first half of 2012 with aircraft type certification expected in the first half of 2013 and deliveries starting in the second half of the year.

The new FJ44-1AP-21 improved version of Williams' FJ44 engine incorporates improvements gleaned from more than 6 million hours of operation of the 4,000 FJ44 engines in service. The FJ44-1AP-21 produces 10-15 percent more altitude thrust (depending on conditions) and consumes less fuel at long range cruise than the previous version, enabling the M2 to climb quickly and cruise fast and far. The engine also provides significantly higher performance at hot and high conditions and an increase in the time between overhaul (TBO) from 3,500 to 4,000 hours. The G3000 system centers on three 14.1-inch LCD primary and multifunction displays and two infrared, touch-screen control panels. The touch-screen controllers react to changes in an infrared grid rather than traditional surface resistance sensors for better response under a variety of conditions. The controllers allow multi-function display page navigation as well as audio and FMS control.

Citation M2 Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 6
Dimensions
Cabin Height: 57 inch (1.45 meter)
Cabin Length: 11 foot (132 inch)
Cabin Width: 58 inch (1.47 meter)
Performance
Ceiling: 41,000 foot (12,497 meter)
Max Range: 1,300 nautical mile (1,496 mile)
Take Off Run Distance: 3,250 foot (991 meter)
Speed
Cruise Speed: 400 knot (740 kph)
Weight
Max Takeoff Thrust: 3,930 pound
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Citation M2 News

There are 8 news between
27 Sep 2011 and 11 May 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017Cessna Delivers Final Citation Mustang
Wednesday, April 15, 2015First Cessna Citation M2 Enters Charter Service in Europe
Tuesday, August 12, 2014Cessna Citation M2 Receives Certifications in Brazil and Argentina
Monday, June 23, 2014Cessna Citation M2 Receives EASA Certification
Monday, December 23, 2013Cessna Citation M2 Awarded FAA Certification and First Deliveries
Friday, August 23, 2013First Production Cessna Citation M2 Takes Flight
Friday, March 9, 2012Cessna Citation M2 Jet Makes First Flight
Tuesday, September 27, 2011Cessna Launches Citation M2 Light Business Jet

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Propulsion Systems
FJ44-1AP-21x2
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