When Cessna redesigned their popular CJ1 private jet, known for its low operating costs and high performance, the result was the CJ2: bigger, faster, and better. The cabin stretched an additional thirty-three inches, the wingspan stretched an additional thirty-five. Its cruise speed outdoes the CJ by thirty knots with a significantly reduced fuel burn. The CJ2 is quite fuel-efficient, with an average fuel burn of 140 gallons per hour. The economy of its fuel burn can be largely attributed to Cessna’s choice of engines. It uses two Williams/Rolls-Royce FJ44-2C turbofan engines, each of which delivers 2,400 lbs of thrust on takeoff (400 lbs more than the CJ1 and CJ1+). The CJ2 can take off in 3,420 feet at sea level, or in 5,080 feet on a runway at an altitude of 5,000 feet. It takes seventeen minutes to climb to 37,000 feet. At its maximum certified flight ceiling of 45,000 feet, it reaches its long range cruise speed of 352 knots. Its high speed cruise is 407 knots. The cabin typically holds six passengers and has a total volume of 243 cubic feet. Its three baggage compartments can carry a total of 1,100 pounds of luggage, all but 100 of which can be stored externally for a less cramped cabin. The cabin is 50 cubic feet larger than the cabin of the CJ1, allowing for an additional seat.

Technical Specifications

Seats6-7 seats
Height4 ft 9 in
Width4 ft 10 in
Length13 ft 8 in
Range1,600 nm
ManufacturerCessna Citation
Speed407 knots
Max Altitude45,000 ft.
Baggage65 cu ft