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Another Successful Private Jet Charter Completed

Another private jet charter completed with the safe landing of this Cessna CJ1 Light Jet.

One of 195 in the skies today, the CJ1 business jet seats 6, has a cabin volume of 198 cubic feet, a maximum cruise speed of 698km/h and an operating altitude of 41,000 ft. Classified in the Light Jet category , the Citation CJ1 improved upon the original CitationJet with an updated EFIS avionics suite and an increased maximum takeoff weight. The CJ1 can be single-pilot operated.

As of June 2020, 88% of the Citation CJ1 aircraft were purchased pre-owned by their current owners, the other 12% new. 11.3% are for sale with more than half of those (64%) under an exclusive broker agreement. When for sale the average time on the market is 367 days.

Brief History
The original CitationJet (model 525) had its first flight in 1991 with FAA Certification in 1992 and then the first delivery in 1993. The Citation CJ1 was the second aircraft in the CitationJet/CJ series which replaced the original model CitationJet (CJ). It began production in 2000 and ended manufacturing in 2005. During that time, a total of 198 aircraft were produced with all but three currently in operation.

Worldwide Appeal
There are 195 Citation CJ1 business jets in operation today. The majority of these (182) are wholly owned with 13 in shared ownership. 6.2% are currently leased. North America has the largest percentage of wholly owned Citation CJ1 aircraft (62%), followed by Europe (17%) and South America (13%).

Two Williams FJ44-1A engines power the Citation CJ1 each offering 1,900 pounds of thrust and using a combined 116 gallons per hour (GPH). The range of the Citation CJ1 is 1,127 nm operating under NBAA IFR 4 passengers with available fuel.

The cabin volume for the Citation CJ1 is 198 cubic feet. Typical configuration features 6 passenger and 2 crew seats.

As always, a big thank you to all involved. There’s lots of variables when organising an all-encompassing private jet charter service, whatever the size of the plane – from crewing and logistics to communication and meticulous planning; and all with the utmost discretion expected of us by our valued clients!If you’re planning a business trip, why not let Sentinel Aviation help you get there.

Our private charter team will ensure a seamless door-to-door service, meticulously planned and overseen from inception until well after landing.

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