Editor’s Note: Why is that important to you? As we have been stating for months now, general aviation airports are becoming even more important because of increased business use. The question is do municipalities understand it? Not likely, and all of us need to help them to understand why. “Cessna showed off its newest business jet, the Citation CJ4, at the recently concluded National Business Aviation Association conference last week, and was immediately rewarded with 101 orders.
The new seven-to-eight passenger bizjet will offer the strongest performance and payload balance in the CJ series with a cruise speed of 435 knots, but with another 14 orders for other jets, the total of 115 jets ordered at the NBAA show will gross Cessna a billion dollars for the fourth quarter of 2006. Counting pre-orders for other corporate jets, Cessna has already booked a total of 160 orders, and the quarter isn’t even over yet.”