The Citation family will grow by one next year as Cessna begins the flight test program for their latest small jet; the M2. Engineered to bridge the gap between Cessna’s Citation Mustang and CJ family, the M2 will accommodate six passengers and fly at speeds around 400 knots. The M2 will be a versatile business tool and will feature the very latest in technology. The aircraft will serve as a platform for testing the Garmin G3000 avionics suite and Williams FJ44-IAP-21 turbofan engines.
“The aircraft performance, handling characteristics and Garmin G3000 avionics were exceptional,” said Cessna engineering test pilot Peter Fischer after the first test flight March 9th.Cessna is confident the M2 project will continue to progress on schedule and within budget, projecting a release date by July of 2013.
“The Citation M2 development team is focused on brining this program to maturity, and their dedication is reflected in the speed in which the program is moving forward,” says Brian Rohloff, business leader for the Mustang and M2.
Magellan Jets is looking forward to chartering the M2 as a versatile and affordable light jet option. Between now and 2013, Magellan represents a diversified fleet of small jets available for charter anywhere in the world. Whether you need a last minute trip to attend a meeting, or an affordable business jet card, Magellan has the charter option to meet our client’s needs.