Cessna C525A Citation, CJ2

Two Williams International FJ44-2C medium-bypass (3.3 to 1) turbofan engines, installed on rear fuselage pylons, produce 2400 pounds of static thrust each, flat rated to 72°F (22°C) at sea level. Ice protection and fire detection and extinguishing systems are incorporated. Thrust attenuators, consisting of panels which extend into the engine exhaust stream, are controlled by an AUTO/STOW/TEST switch and the throttle levers. An optional engine synchronization system is available. Fuel is carried in two integral wing tanks with each engine normally supplied from its respective side. Fuel can be balanced with the fuel transfer system. Fueling is accomplished through an overwing port in each wing tank.
FADEC is NOT incorporated.
1.3.2Avionics / Cockpit Layout

1.3.4Weight & Balance
Refer to AFM, Weight and Balance Data, Section VI.
- Max Ramp Weight: 12.500 lbs
- Max Take Off Weight: 12.375 lbs
- Max Landing Weight: 11.500 lbs
- Max Zero Fuel Weight: 9.300 lbs
- Standard Empty Weight: 7.640 lbs
- Useful Load: 4.735 lbs
- Useful Fuel Capacity: 3.960 lbs
1.3.5Flight Controls
For more information refer to chapter 1.4 – CJ1+
1.3.6Hydraulic System
For more information refer to chapter 1.4 – CJ1+
1.3.7Fuel System
For more information refer to chapter 1.4 – CJ1+
Difference: Useful Fuel Capacity: 3960 lbs.


The Cessna Citation family of aircraft has a well-known history and the models of the Citation Fleet are in large enough numbers for Cessna Aircraft to maintain a large world-wide presence with its service centers.

The large fleet also helps support a large pool for parts distribution, re-sales and information. Cessna Citation owners share their enthusiasm, civic mindedness and valuable information through their organization, Citation Jet Pilots:  http://www.citationjetpilots.com/

The CJ2+ is just that; a “plus” of power, cost effectiveness and style above the Cessna CJ2. This model of Citation was added to the Cessna line-up in 2005. As of autumn of 2012, over two hundred of them had been built.

The Cessna CJ2+ fits a very comfortable niche in the business travel world. It is large enough to give passengers a spacious feeling cabin, yet small enough to retain the efficiency expected in a small single-pilot corporate jet.

The CJ2+ has also proven to be a popular aircraft for the owner/pilot. Transition from less complex general aviation aircraft combined with Cessna’s trade-up programs make it an enticing goal for owners.

The ability for this aircraft to be operated single pilot adds a potential passenger seat and can help corporations keep crew costs low. Operators like the climb ability of this aircraft. Eight minutes from take off to flight level 450, (45,000 feet above sea level) and once at this lofty perch, the CJ2+ can keep up with its more expensive brother, the Cessna CJ3.

The avionics suite has been upgraded on this aircraft to the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21, which includes three eight by ten inch LCD screens. Two are used as Primary Flight Displays (PFDs) with the remaining screen used as a Multi-Function Display (MFD).

The aircraft has enhanced map graphics and the ability to integrate XM weather into its displays. VHF data link is an option on this aircraft that can be especially valuable to fleet and fractional jet operators.

Pilots like the docile handling characteristics of this aircraft and enjoy a quiet flying environment. The use of a single pilot crew configuration is standard among pilot/owners, although corporations and charter outfits sometimes use a two pilot crew to reduce crew workload, improve safety and add to passenger service.

Configured in a four passenger layout, there is a comfortable amount of space. The six passenger configuration has sometimes been considered a little crowded.

The CJ2+ is unable to make a west-bound coast to coast flight, but it is perfect for the one to two hour long 350 to 500 nautical mile mission that it is most often asked to carry out.

Standard avionics include:

  • Collins Flight Guidance System
  • Dual Attitude Heading Reference Systems
  • Dual Air Data Computers
  • Integrated Electronic Checklists
  • Dual Radio Tuning Units
  • WAAS-enabled GPS Receiver
  • Terrain Awareness Warning System
  • Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS I)
  • Weather Avoidance Radar
  • Dual Terrestrial Navigation Receivers
  • XM WX Satellite Weather (in the continental United States only)

Optional avionics include:

  • Interactive Graphical Weather and Flight Services
  • Lightning Detection Stormscope ®
  • Turbulence Doppler Weather Radar
  • Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System
  • Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II)
  • Dual Mode S Diversity Transponders


Producing 2,490 pounds (11.08 kN) of thrust at sea level, the CJ2+ is powered by two Williams FJ44-3A-24 turbofan engines. Even at the maximum takeoff weight with every passenger seat filled, the CJ2+ will still travel more than 1,150 nautical miles (2,130 km) with reserves.

The aircraft can take on runways as short as 3,360 feet (1,024-m) and use less fuel than other jets in the category. Climb directly to 45,000 feet (13,716 m) in just 28 minutes — eight minutes faster than the original CJ2.

With the addition of full-authority digital engine controls (FADEC) in every CJ, engine control is simplified, reducing pilot workload during the busiest phases of flight. It also ensures proper power output, engine synchronization, and maximum fuel efficiency.

Passenger Comfort

Four to six passengers, depending on the cabin layout, enter easily through the left hand entry door. A small galley for drinks and snacks is present, as is a small lavatory, located in the rear of the cabin.

Pressurization and environmental systems provide a sea level cabin at twenty four thousand feet and an eight thousand foot cabin at a cruising altitude of forty-five thousand feet. Seats are large and comfortable and the cabin windows, carpeting and color schemes make for a comfortable passenger ride.

The Cessna CJ2+ is a high-quality aircraft that will be a part of the corporate, charter and fractional business for quite a long time to come.

Cessna CJ2+ Numbers

  • Manufacturer: Williams International
  • Model (Number): FJ44-3A-24 (2)
  • Thrust: 2,490 lbf each (11.08 kN)
  • Time Between Overhauls: 4,000 hrs
  • Maximum Cruise Speed
  • 418 ktas (774 km/h)
  • Range
  • 1,613 nm (2,987 km)
  • Takeoff Distance
  • 3,360 ft (1,024 m)
  • Landing Distance
  • 2,980 ft (908 m)
  • Maximum Operating Altitude
  • 45,000 ft (13,716 m)
  • Maximum Climb Rate
  • 4,120 fpm (1,256 mpm)
  • Maximum Limit Speed
  • 0.737 Mach