It is great when a new aircraft enters the marketplace, particularly when it is a beautiful, high technology and efficient aircraft; for that means new options for buyers, new jobs and safer transportation. It also is outstanding when the PR department gets it right; the FAA certificates, not certifies, aircraft—an important distinction. (one connotes meeting specific standards, the other has broader less precise implication).
The CJ3+ offers a whole host of new technology, preparing it for the future operations under NextGen. Here is some of its awesome suite of equipment:
· an integrated avionics suite from Garmin, the G3000:
o turbulence detecting weather radar,
o TCAS II,
o advanced Terrain Awareness Warning Systems (TAWS), and
o automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B)
· an automatically controlled cabin pressurization system, and an advanced fault and maintenance diagnostic system.
· a wireless media server,
· cabin Iridium phone, and
· high speed internet capabilities.
Equally exciting is the CJ3+’s operational parameters, it can fly 2,070 nautical miles. To put that in context this bird can nonstop from Washington, D.C., to Mexico City; from London to Moscow; from Shanghai to Bangkok; or from Lima to São Paulo.
It is certificated to be flown by a single pilot.
The most significant point of this press release is the following quote:
Certification, awarded Thursday, comes less than six months after the company introduced the new model in March.
That’s quite a commendation of the Cessna and the FAA.
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