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[Avionics Today 05-21-15] Cessna Aircraft Company’s Citation CJ3+ has received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), paving the way for deliveries to begin in Europe later this year. The CJ3+ has also achieved certification in Brazil.
“This is a significant milestone as the Citation CJ3+ is perfectly suited for the European environment, combining a number of attributes that benefit passengers and operators alike,” said Chris Hearne, vice president of jets and interior engineering regarding the European announcement. “We’ve maximized productivity, technology and comfort in the passenger cabin, and operators and pilots benefit from superb performance characteristics, all at operating and acquisition costs that make the CJ3+ the smart choice for today’s business transportation requirements.”
The Citation CJ3+ gained initial certification from the FAA in September, less than six months after its market introduction in March 2014. By the end of 2014, Cessna had already delivered 10 Citation CJ3+ aircraft, contributing to the company’s stronger business jet delivery performance in 2014.