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Monday, August 26, 2013

Cessna Citation M2 Completes Maiden Flight

Cessna completed the first production flight with its latest business jet, the Citation M2. 
 
 
(Cessna Citation M2 preps for maiden flight. Photo, courtesy of Cessna.)
 
The maiden flight took place over Cessna's Independence, Kan., with the Cessna team completing a two-hour flight and testing the aircraft's Garmin G3000 avionics suite in the cockpit. 
 
The M2 is one of six new aircraft that Cessna is bringing to the general aviation market this year, including the new Citation X, TTx, Grand Caravan EX and 182 Turbo Skylane JT-A. 
 
The M2 is powered by twin Williams FJ44 engines and has a cruising speed of 400 ktas.
 
 
(Cessna Citation M2 takes off for maiden flight. Photo, courtesy of Cessna.)
 

"You will see operator feedback and owner insight practically everywhere you look in the M2. The Garmin G3000 avionics are familiar to pilots while at the same time bring advances they want with features they need," said Brad Thress, senior vice president of business jets at Cessna. 

 

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