|The Cessna CJ3+ in flight. Photo: Cessna Aircraft Company
[Avionics Today 09-05-2014] Cessna Aircraft Company has received type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Cessna Citation CJ3+. Certification comes less than six months after the company introduced the new model in March.
The aircraft, with seating for up to nine people, is certified for single-pilot operation, featuring a number of systems designed to reduce pilot workload, including an integrated avionics suite from Garmin, the G3000, an automatically controlled cabin pressurization system and an advanced fault and maintenance diagnostic system.
The G3000 avionics suite includes turbulence detecting weather radar, TCAS II, advanced Terrain Awareness Warning Systems (TAWS) and automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) capabilities, which make it compliant with a significant aspect of future Next Generation (NexGen) air traffic control requirements. The aircraft cabin also features a wireless media server, Garmin integrated cockpit and cabin Iridium phone as well as high speed internet capabilities and the aircraft has a range of up to 2,070 nautical miles.