If you are looking at chartering a luxury jet, the Citation CJ3 may not be for you. It lacks all the bells and whistles that make the luxury jet market what it is, there isn’t a mega entertainment space or state of the art electronics or a fancy kitchen in which to create gourmet dishes. There isn’t even a bedroom or a luxury bathroom. No, the Citation CJ3 isn’t a luxury jet, but it is a mighty little charter jet that makes up for it in the ways that count.
The Citation CJ3 is the 6th generation of the popular Citation series of jets. It is redesign of its predecessor, the CJ2 which itself helped keep operating costs low while shooting for the stars in terms of performance. The CJ3 takes the CJ2 and makes it that much better by adding two feet to the cabin and widening the wingspan by three feet. It has a better cruise speed and a reduced fuel burn and is incredibly fuel efficient. What’s more the CJ3 is equipped with a simple flight system known as the ProLine 21 Avionics Suite. This is one of the most advanced systems on the market today, and simplifies the cockpit to boot, it is also one of the best systems for things like situational awareness and information management.
Inside, the cabin measures 15.7′ long, 4.8′ high and 4.8′ wide. It seats six comfortably with an option for two extra seats to make the total eight. It has fourteen windows, multiple outlets and folding tables if the team need to get some work done on the way to that important out of town business meeting.
The Citation CJ3 also has one of the largest baggage compartments in its class and has a high speed of 415 knots. Furthermore it can land on runways as short as 2,411 feet and needs just 3,400 feet of runway to take off. It is best for flights of four hours or shorter and while it may not be the fanciest plane you’ll see, it is efficient and powerful while keeping costs down and saving fuel. What more could you ask for as a business professional?
Of course chartering any jet gets you closer to your destination by using smaller airports and disposes of the hassles of flying commercial. Getting you there on time, on your schedule and with your baggage, that’s what chartering gets you. With the CJ3 you also get a little powerhouse on your side!