February 20, 2020

Cessna Citation CJ2 Overview (2000 – 2006)

Product Overview

The Cessna Citation CJ2 (Model 525A) is an upgrade of model 525 (CJ/CJ1/M2) including a stretched cabin and wingspan along with increased range and payload capacity. The CJ2 can be single pilot operated.

As of December 2019, 91% of Citation CJ2 aircraft were purchased pre-owned by their current owner, the other 9% new. 12.3% are for sale with the majority of those (79%) under an exclusive broker agreement. When for sale the average time on the market is 319 days.

Brief History

The first delivery of the Cessna Citation CJ2 occurred in 2000 and the series ended production in 2006. A total of 243 Citation CJ2 aircraft were built with 7 retired. The CJ2+ was the follow-on aircraft that started production in 2005 and ended in 2016.

Worldwide Appeal

There are 236 Citation CJ2 business jets in operation today. Most of these are wholly owned (224) with 12 in shared ownership. 11 are currently leased. North America has the largest percentage of wholly owned Citation CJ2 aircraft (69%), followed by Europe (20%).



Two Williams-Rolls FJ44-2C engines power the Citation CJ2 each offering 2,400 pounds of thrust and using a combined 139 gallons per hour (GPH). The range of the Citation CJ2 is 1,505 nm operating under NBAA IFR 4 passengers with available fuel.


The cabin volume for the Citation CJ2 is 248 cubic feet. Typical configuration features 7 passenger seats and 1 crew seat.


Maximum Cruise Speed: 407 kts 754 km/h
Long-range Speed: 351 kts 650 km/h

Airfield Performance

Takeoff distance: 3,420 ft (1,042 m) (SL, ISA, MTOW)
Landing distance: 2,612 ft (796 m) (SL, ISA, MLW)

Operating Altitude

Maximum operating altitude: 45,000 ft (13,716 m)

Noise Level (EPNdB)

Takeoff: 74.5
Approach: 91.4
Lateral: 88.8


A. Maximum ramp weight: 12,500 lb (5,670 kg)
B. Maximum takeoff weight: 12,375 lb (5,613 kg)
C. Maximum landing weight: 11,500 lb (5,216 kg)
D. Maximum zero fuel weight: 9,300 lb (4,218 kg)
E. Standard basic operating weight: 7,800 lb (3,543 kg)


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Of the 236 Citation CJ2 aircraft in operation, 216 or 92% have ADS-B Out installed.


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