Airborne: The New $9 Million Cessna CJ4
Despite some recent troubles as reported by my colleague Deirdre Woollard, Cessna is finally set to begin deliveries of its long-awaited $9 million Citation CJ4 light business jet later this year, featuring improved performance and the company's most stylishly decorated and ergonomically designed cabin ever. Electronically-controlled twin Williams-Rolls FJ44-4A turbofan engines allow for a maximum cruising speed of 500 mph at 35,000 ft. and are quiet and fuel efficient. New swept-back wings borrowed from the Cessna Sovereign help out on aerodynamics for short takeoffs, quick climbs and improved acceleration. Plush new "luxury sedan" style seats and a new sidewall configuration provide more leg, seat and shoulder room. It's also outfitted like a high-end media room thanks to its revolutionary Venue Cabin Management System with amenities such as XM radio, CD and hi-def Blu-Ray DVD player, seat monitors, moving maps and input stations for MP3 players, gaming systems and more.
Gallery: Cessna CJ4