Cessna Citation M2

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Citation M2
Cessna Citation M2.jpg
Cessna Citation M2 at Key West, Florida
Role Business Jet
National origin United States
Manufacturer Cessna
First flight 9 March 2012
Introduction 2013
Status In production
Produced Since 2013
Unit cost
$4.395 million (2013)[1][2]
Developed from Cessna CitationJet

The Cessna Citation M2 is an American turbofan-powered light corporate jet built by the Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas. The Citation M2 is based on the earlier Model 525 CitationJet (CJ1).

Design and development[edit]

The original Model 525 CitationJet was launched in 1989.[3] The M2 was launched in September 2011 and it was described as a new light business jet.[4] The M2 is based on the then out-of-production CJ1 variant and features a new cabin layout and a more efficient version of the William FJ44 engine.[4] The M2 first flew on 9 March 2012.[5][6][7]

The Citation M2 is a low-wing cantilever monoplane with retractable tricycle landing gear, a pressurized cabin, a T-tail, and is powered by two Williams FJ44-1AP-21 turbofan engines that are pylon-mounted on the rear fuselage.

Specifications (Citation M2)[edit]

Data from Cessna[8] and Flying (magazine)[9][1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2 (Single Pilot Certified)
  • Capacity: 6 passengers
  • Length: 42.58 ft (12.98 m)
  • Wingspan: 46.59 ft (14.20 m)
  • Max takeoff weight: 10,700 lb (4,853 kg) . Basic operating weight is 6,991lb
  • Powerplant: 2 × Williams FJ44-1AP-21 turbofan, 1,965 lbf (8.74 kN) thrust each


  • Cruising speed: 465 mph; 748 km/h (404 kn)
  • Range: 1,818 mi; 2,926 km (1,580 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 41,000 ft (12,497 m)
  • Rate of climb: 2,700 ft/min (14 m/s)
  • Fuel capacity: 3,309 lb
  • Fuel burn: 700 pounds per hour at FL410; 920 lb/h at 401kt and FL340
  • Payload: 500 pounds at max. fuel
  • V2min: around 105 ktas, depending on circumstances
  • Take-off field length: 3,250 feet at MTOW and standard conditions at sea level
  • Landing length: 2,640 feet at max. landing weight of 9,900 pounds


  • Garmin G3000 system

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era


  1. ^ a b c "Cessna Citation M2 Versus the World: Comparison Specs" Flying (magazine), 11 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Citation M2: New Entry-Level Jet from Cessna". Flying Magazine. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Frawley, Gerard (2003). The International Directory of Civil Aircraft, 2003-2004. Fyshwick, ACT, Australia: Aerospace Publications Pty Ltd. p. 44. ISBN 1-875671-58-7. 
  4. ^ a b Cessna Launches New Light Business Jet: Citation M2
  5. ^ Cessna M2 makes its maiden flight
  6. ^ The initial M2 prototype, which first flew on 9 March, is not considered a conforming airframe; it aircraft will serve as a conforming platform for testing of the Garmin G3000 avionics and Williams FJ44-1AP-21 turbofan engines, which will be its primary role in the certification program. The certification program will involve only one other aircraft, which is expected to join the program in May. The second aircraft (which WILL be considered completely conforming to the certificated design) will be used for aerodynamics testing. Launches M2 Flight Test Program&channel=busav Aviation Week & Space Technology website, accessed 22 March 2012
  7. ^ Cessna Launches Aggressive Nine-Month M2 Flight Test Program
  8. ^ The New Citation M2
  9. ^ Goyer, Robert (1 November 2013). "We Fly: Cessna Citation M2". Flying (magazine). Retrieved 29 March 2015.  Page 2 Page 3 Page 4

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