The Cessna CitationJet/CJ/M2, also known as the Model 525, is a range of light business jets produced by Cessna and is part of the Citation family. The development of the CitationJet series started in October 1989, and the first flight of the Model 525 took place on April 29, 1991. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified the aircraft on October 16, 1992, and the first delivery occurred on March 30, 1993. The CJ series is equipped with two Williams FJ44 engines and utilizes the forward fuselage of the Citation II, along with a new carry-through section wing and T-tail.
Over the years, the original CitationJet model has been updated to include the CJ1/CJ1+ and M2 variants, while the CJ1 was extended to create the CJ2/CJ2+ between 2000 and 2016. The design was then further refined and expanded to include the CJ3/CJ3+, which has been in production since December 2004, and finally the CJ4, which has been built since 2010. As of June 2017, over 2,000 units of all CitationJet variants have been delivered.
The CitationJet series is highly regarded for its exceptional performance, fuel efficiency, and advanced avionics system. These aircraft are ideal for short to medium-range flights, with the ability to access smaller airports and airfields that larger jets cannot. They are also equipped with state-of-the-art cockpit technology, including the Garmin G1000 avionics suite, which provides pilots with advanced situational awareness and a user-friendly interface for flight management.