Posted on March 26th, 2019
Cessna Aircraft Company revealed an upgrade program for the business’s successful Citation CJ2+ business jet. The brand-new Alpine Edition CJ2+ adjustment package from Cessna consists of the setup of a GarminG3000 avionics suite– making the jet compliant with Next Generation (NextGen) requirements. In addition to the avionics update, the Alpine Edition CJ2+ has new pressurization and environmental systems, the latest diagnostics systems, and a redesigned cockpit.
Matt Wild, Cessna Alpine Edition program supervisor, states: “The Alpine Edition CJ2+ is just one, even more, example of Cessna‘s continued financial investment in its products and services. With very positive client feedback to Garmin G3000 avionics and its touch control interface, we established this program focused on putting the G3000 in addition to other system updates on an existing CJ2+ airplane. The engineering flight test program is in progress, with certification anticipated this summertime and distribution to begin soon after.”.
In addition to the Garmin G3000 avionics suite, the Alpine Edition consists of higher access to the cockpit with the removal of seven inches from the tradition pedestal, enhanced turbulence spotting weather condition radar, TCAS II, advanced Terrain Awareness Warning Systems (TAWS), a wireless media server, Garmin built-lined cockpit and cabin Iridium phone, and high speed Internet capabilities from Aircell. The Alpine Edition CJ2+ plan includes the installation of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) abilities, bringing the aircraft in compliance with this facet of NextGen air traffic control requirements. Alpine Edition will also provide special exterior paint schemes and interior packages as optional upgrades.
Cessna supports clients with the world’s biggest, most easily accessible service network and offers choices and solutions that meet customer requirements varying from setting up upkeep to a complete modification plan. Cessna is providing the Alpine Edition modification at the business’s U.S. Citation Service Centers. The Alpine Edition for the CJ2+ is an example of Cessna identifying a consumer requirement and responding with a cost-effective path towards sustainable value and long term success for its clients.
Embedded in the fiscal year 2015 budget proposal is a plan to impose a $100-per-flight user fee. Just two weeks ago, bipartisan leaders of the House Aviation Subcommittee and the House General Aviation Caucus asked the President not to include the proposal in this year’s budget. To add insult to injury, the administration also singled out general aviation (GA) in proposing an increase in the depreciation period for general aviation aircraft—not exactly an incentive for encouraging would-be buyers of business aircraft wanting to improve productivity to acquire such capital equipment.