December 8, 2020

Cessna Citation CJ2+ Overview (2005 – 2014)

Product Overview

The Cessna Citation CJ2 and CJ2+ (Model 525A) are an upgrade of model 525 (CJ/CJ1/M2). They vary most significantly from the Citation 525 series in respect to their markedly increased range and payload capacity. The CJ2+ is an improved version of the CJ2, featuring upgraded engines which provide a slight increase of engine thrust, range, and speed. Both the CJ2 and CJ2+ can be single pilot operated.

As of October 2020, 71% of all Citation CJ2+ aircraft were purchased pre-owned by their current owners, the other 29% new. 7.6% are for sale with more than half of those (71%) under an exclusive broker agreement. When for sale the average time on the market is 264 days.

Brief History

The first delivery of the Cessna Citation CJ2+ occurred in 2005 and the series ended production in 2014. A total of 226 aircraft were produced with 3 now retired. The CJ2+ is the follow-on aircraft of the CJ2, which started production in 2000 and ended in 2006.

Worldwide Appeal

There are 223 Citation CJ2+ jets in operation today. The majority of these (209) are wholly owned with 9 in shared ownership and 5 in fractional ownership. 4.9% are currently leased. North America has the largest percentage of wholly owned Citation CJ2+ aircraft (56%), followed by Europe (30%), and South America (9%).



Two Williams-Rolls FJ44-3A-24 engines power the Citation CJ2+ each offering 2,490 pounds of thrust and using a combined 137 gallons per hour (GPH). The range of the Citation CJ2+ is 1,509 nm operating under NBAA IFR 4 passengers with available fuel.


The cabin volume for the Citation CJ2+ is 248 cubic feet. Typical configuration features 8 passenger and 1 crew seat.


Maximum Cruise Speed: 413 kts 765 km/h
Long-range Speed: 357 kts 661 km/h

Airfield Performance

Takeoff distance: 3,360 ft (1,024 m) (SL, ISA, MTOW)
Landing distance: 2,658 ft (810 m) (SL, ISA, MLW)

Operating Altitude

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

Noise Level (EPNdB)

Takeoff: 75.5
Approach: 86.1
Lateral: 89.7


A. Maximum ramp weight: 12,625 lb (5,727 kg)
B. Maximum takeoff weight: 12,500 lb (5,670 kg)
C. Maximum landing weight: 11,525 lb (5,228 kg)
D. Maximum zero fuel weight: 9,700 lb (4,400 kg)
E. Standard basic operating weight: 8,030 lb (3,642 kg)


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Of the 223 Citation CJ2+ in operation 213 or 96% have ADS-B Out installed.

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