February 20, 2020
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.
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.
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%).