New Cessna Citation CJ2+ has arrived
Posted: Monday 14th November 2011More News »
Titan Airways has taken delivery of a brand new Cessna Citation CJ2+ business jet this month. Purchased from the manufacturer directly from Wichita, KA, the six-seat light jet is the latest variant of the popular Citation CJ2 series.
Offering a range of 1,600 nm it is suitable for a range of key cities in Europe for leisure breaks and time-saving business trips. And, with its ability to operate into runway restricted airports such as London City and Lugano in Switzerland, Titan Airways will be able to offer the aircraft for ski charters this winter. It also sees the aircraft playing a useful role in airline crew movements, AOG (Aircraft on Ground) flights for aircraft spares and engineering teams, UK organ transplant operations and rescue missions.
The aircraft G-POWG is configured with 6 leather seats with a Club 4 arrangement with two stowable tables for work and behind this 2 forward facing seats, electrical power points and individual reading lights. For an aircraft its size it boasts an impressive cruise speed of 480 mph and can fly up to 45,000 ft. In October 2011 at the recent premier business aviation show, NBAA in Las Vegas, the aircraft scooped a world speed record for a flight from Reykjavik, Iceland to London. Pilot Eric Norber made the journey in two hours and 48 minutes, a record for a business jet in the 3,000-6,000 kgs (6,600-13,200 lbs) category.
“The Cessna Citation CJ2+ is a popular aircraft and we look forward to adding it to our fleet,” said Titan Airways Commercial Director Alastair Kiernan. Cessna’s Sales Director UK Tom Perry, welcoming Titan to its family of Cessna Citation owners, said: “Titan Airways is one of Europe’s premier charter companies, now offering aircraft from the CJ2+ right up to the Boeing 767-300ER. Cessna is delighted the CJ2+ has become part of Titan’s distinctive fleet.”
As with all the Titan Airways fleet, the new Citation CJ2+ will be available for short notice, rapid response charter and sub-charter. Backed up by a 24 hour operations team, Titan Airways unique ‘Go Now’ policy means that the Citation CJ2+ as with any aircraft within its fleet, can be airborne within 60 minutes from flight confirmation.