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Aircraft Spotlight: Cessna Citation CJ3/CJ3+




The highly versatile Light Jet category remains a popular option for clients looking for the flexibility to land at nearly any airport. These jets are the perfect choice for both business travel and remote family getaways. And if you're seeking the right blend of range, comfort, cost, and availability, a Light Jet may be exactly what you need.


One of the most renowned and extensive lines of business aircraft in the world is the Cessna Citation family of private jets. With a rich history spanning several decades, Cessna recognized the growing demand for smaller, more cost-effective private jets in the late 1960s. Today, the Citation CJ line of Light Jets includes nine different variants, with the Cessna Citation CJ3 emerging as a top choice. Combining exceptional capabilities with a sleek design and cutting-edge technology, the CJ3 offers a seamless and reliable flying experience that has made it a favorite among FlighTime clients and aircraft owners who value range, performance, and operating economics.





Cessna Citation CJ3:

  • Cabin Dimensions: The CJ3 boasts a spacious cabin with a length of 15.7 feet, width of 4.8 feet, and height of 4.9 feet, ensuring ample space for passengers to relax and enjoy the journey.

  • Range: With a range of approximately 1,875 nautical miles, the CJ3 is capable of connecting popular destinations without the need for refueling.

  • Speed: The CJ3 can cruise at speeds of up to 416 knots, allowing for swift and efficient travel.

Cessna Citation CJ3+:

  • Cabin Features: The CJ3+ takes luxury to the next level with customizable interiors, state-of-the-art entertainment systems, and ergonomic seating for optimal comfort.

  • Performance: With upgraded avionics and systems, the CJ3+ offers enhanced performance, including improved fuel efficiency and increased range.




The interior of the Cessna Citation CJ3 is meticulously designed to provide passengers with a luxurious and comfortable environment, making each journey an indulgent experience. The cabin typically features a well-thought-out seating configuration, providing comfortable seating for up to seven passengers. The seats are often designed with plush materials and ergonomic considerations, ensuring a relaxing and enjoyable flight.




Amenities on the CJ3 may include a refreshment center with options for hot and cold beverages, as well as a lavatory for added convenience during longer flights. The attention to detail extends to every aspect of the cabin, enhancing the overall in-flight experience.


The large windows in the cabin allow for ample natural light, creating an open and airy atmosphere. Passengers can enjoy stunning panoramic views during the flight, adding to the overall sense of luxury and comfort.





The CJ3 is designed to provide a quiet and smooth flying experience. Noise reduction technologies and a well-insulated cabin contribute to a serene environment, allowing passengers to relax and enjoy the journey without disturbances.





While the Cessna Citation CJ3 and CJ3+ are standout choices, there are other notable aircraft in the light jet category that cater to similar preferences. The Embraer Phenom 300 and the Beechcraft Premier are two such alternatives, each offering its own unique set of features and capabilities.


Popular Travel Routes: Approx. Flight Time:

San Antonio, TX to Miami, FL 2:42hrs

Los Angeles, CA to Aspen, CO 2:00hrs

Teterboro, NJ to Nashville, TN 2:25hrs

Phoenix, AZ to Big Sky, MT 2:20hrs



Contact FlighTime to book your private jet today and experience the comfort, convenience, and flexibility of the Cessna Citation CJ3.



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