The second version of the hugely popular Citation Jet and CJ1, the Citation CJ2 was a very well-received plane. The stretch in the fuselage of almost three feet added room to accommodate an additional passenger, while keeping plenty of room for a galley. The natural laminar flow wing allows this aircraft to fly faster than its predecessors, all the while consuming much less fuel. The Citation CJ2 is a welcome addition to the Citation family.
The Citation CJ2 was first introduced in 2000 as an improvement to the Citation Jet. It was intended to have increased range, increased cabin room and increased speed. It succeeded hugely in all those aspects. The range increased 205 miles, allowing city pairs to be linked that were not originally available with the CJ and CJ1. The extra 31 inches of cabin room, afforded by the fuselage stretch, makes for a comfortable six passenger cabin, up from a cramped 5 passenger cabin. Speed is now at 460 miles per hour, which is a welcome change from 437 in the Citation Jet.
The CJ family of Citations demonstrates Cessna can continually improve on a product by adapting them for different missions, and they have a winner every time. The changes brought forth on the Citation CJ2 are much like the changes from the original Citation I to the Citation II. Just like the changes of the Citation I to the Citation II, the changes from the CJ1 to the CJ2 are incremental and at the same time carry vast improvements. Cessna has a winning method in continually improving their products. The Citation CJ2 is a stunning example of this philosophy.
Had a great flight yesterday. The pilots were amazing. Got us thru a storm and wind with hardly a bump. Very impressive.
The trip was great. We were scheduled to depart at 9:00am. My parents arrived at the Bermuda Dunes Airport around 8:15. The pilots were ready a long time before that. They asked if we wanted to leave early and we got my father loaded up in the jet and left 8:30am. You couldn’t do that with a commercial flight. The pilots were very courteous and professional. They made us feel safe and comfortable before the flight and during the flight.
I used to charter from other companies, until I met the personnel from Desert Jet. I haven’t flown with anybody else in the last 10 years. Desert Jet is an organization that puts safety first, and I appreciate their professionalism.
They are professional; they care about what they do. It’s a top notch organization right here in our backyard.
Thanks for the super crisp, professional, and friendly service…will definitely use you guys again!
Thanks for taking care of (my associate), he was delighted.
I just wanted to send an email about our wonderful flying experience with the company. We booked a flight for four to San Francisco for April 15 – 18… What an absolutely great holiday getaway. Your staff are so wonderful, the pilot was great and the overall experience was above expectations. We are hoping to go again this fall and sure hope we can make our dates work to fly with you. Thanks for making our weekend such a memorable holiday for all us.
We had a great trip and hope to be able to do it again. Love the pilots!
Thank you all so much for a fabulous flight! What a first class operation! Archie panted the whole way but T-bone acted as though this was “normal” for him! We loved the two pilots….what great guys! I look forward to a long relationship! Thank you again for everything….especially the Bones and Scones cookies.
Thanks again for making the past year of charters truly a great experience. It’s enjoyable to business with such a well-organized and professional company. You and the team at Desert Jet make the following business statement a reality – “committed to excellence in customer service”.