September 29, 2020
The Cessna CJ1 model is classified in the Light Jet category with six seats and an enclosed lavatory. The Citation CJ1 improved upon the original CitationJet with an updated EFIS avionics suite and an increased maximum takeoff weight. The CJ1 can be single-pilot operated.
As of June 2020, 88% of the Citation CJ1 aircraft were purchased pre-owned by their current owners, the other 12% new. 11.3% are for sale with more than half of those (64%) under an exclusive broker agreement. When for sale the average time on the market is 367 days.
The original CitationJet (model 525) had its first flight in 1991 with FAA Certification in 1992 and then the first delivery in 1993. The Citation CJ1 was the second aircraft in the CitationJet/CJ series which replaced the original model CitationJet (CJ). It began production in 2000 and ended manufacturing in 2005. During that time, a total of 198 aircraft were produced with all but three currently in operation.
There are 195 Citation CJ1 business jets in operation today. The majority of these (182) are wholly owned with 13 in shared ownership. 6.2% are currently leased. North America has the largest percentage of wholly owned Citation CJ1 aircraft (62%), followed by Europe (17%) and South America (13%).