Cessna Citation CJ4 (Model 525C)

A powerful midsize jet

Introduced in 2006, the Cessna Citation CJ4 is a powerful midsize jet that offers exceptional range, speed, and payload, all while maintaining the operating costs and runway performance of a light jet.

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Design and Comfort

Cabin Extension:

A stretch extension of the CJ3, adding an additional two feet to the cabin.

Cabin Size:

The cabin is 21 inches longer than the CJ3 and can seat up to nine people, plus one in the cockpit.

Wing Design:

Incorporates a moderately swept wing from the Citation Sovereign.


Max payload is 2,118 pounds, and full-fuel payload is an even 1,000 pounds.

Performance and Power


Equipped with two dual-channel FADEC-controlled Williams FJ44-4A turbofan engines, each producing 3,621 pounds of takeoff thrust.

Runway Requirements:

Takes off with a minimum of 3,130 feet and lands with as little as 2,700 feet of available runway.

Climb and Speed:

Climbs directly to 45,000 feet in just under 27 minutes and cruises at 451 knots.

Advanced Systems

FADEC System:

Provides time-limited dispatch, diagnostics, and engine synchronization.


The airframe is stress-tested to five times the aircraft’s standard lifetime.

Proven Reliability

Flight Hours:

Citation aircraft have logged more than 20 million flight hours.


Over 18 million landings to date.


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