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Cessna Citation CJ1

Charter a Private Flight on the Original Citation Jet / CJ1

Air Charter Advisors offers on-demand private jet charter services on the Citation Jet and CJ1, the first two iterations of Cessna’s incredibly successful CitationJet/CJ series.

Citation CJ1 private jet

Cessna took control of the Light Jet market with the Cessna Citation Jet (CJ) and Cessna Citation Mustang VLJ. The Cessna Citation Jet is a single-pilot rated aircraft, although we prefer flights to be operated with two pilots for additional safety. The CitationJet is configured with 4 passenger seats, and the CJ1/CJ1+ may include a 5th captain’s chair.

The Citation CJ1 an improved variant of the CitationJet, with modernized EFIS avionics and a small increase to the aircraft’s maximum takeoff weight.

The CitationJet (Model 525) was the foundation for Cessna’s CJ series, which has included several models and variants up to the current Citation CJ4+. Model 525 serial numbers ranging from 1 through 359 are known as CitationJets, while numbers 360 through 599 are known as the CitationJet CJ1.

For instant access to Citation Jets / CJ1s and similar light jets near you, please call our advisors at +1 (888) 987-5387.

Citation CJ1 Pricing, Performance & Specifications

The cost to charter a Citation CJ1 starts at around $2,750 an hour* and will vary based on aircraft model (CJ / CJ1 / CJ1+), year of make, availability, positioning, scheduling, routing, and other factors. Request a free quote for all-inclusive charter costs.

  • Year of Make: 1993 — 2011
  • Manufacturer: Cessna
  • Class: Light Jet
  • Price: $1,395,000 (preowned)
  • Hourly Rate: starting at $2,750*

General Description

  • Crew: 2 pilots
  • Height: 13 ft 7 in
  • Length: 42 ft 7 in
  • Wingspan: 46 ft 9 in
  • MTOW: 10,600 lb
  • External Baggage: 51 cu ft

Performance Specifications

  • Top Speed: 438 mph (381 kts; 704 km/h)
  • Cruise Speed: 353 mph (307 kts; 568 km/h)
  • Range: 775 nmi (max: 1,161 nmi)
  • Climb Rate: 3,230 ft/min
  • Ceiling: 41,000 ft
  • Runway: 4,220 ft (takeoff); 4,407 ft (landing)
  • Engines: 2x Williams FJ44-1A

Interior Dimensions

  • Seats: 4 or 5
  • Height: 4 ft 8 in
  • Width: 4 ft 9 in
  • Length: 11 ft
  • Volume: 201 cu ft
  • Internal Baggage: 8 cu ft
  • Bathroom: Enclosed Lav (CJ1/CJ1+)

Purchase a Citation CJ1

Air Charter Advisors can help make the purchase or sale of a pre-owned Cessna Citation CJ1 go as smoothly as possible. We offer aircraft sales & acquisition services that cover all private aircraft, offering access to used planes both on and off the market.

The cost of ownership for the Citation CJ1 includes an annual budget of over $580k for 200 flight hours, of which around $310k are in fixed costs and $270k in variable/operating costs. The direct operating cost comes out to between $1,350 and $1,400 per hour, or approximately $8.40 per mile.

The price of a pre-owned Citation CJ1 ranges between $750,000 and $1,350,000 USD. Our team can help with every step of the process, from buying or selling your private plane to having it managed and marketed. Contact us for more information about purchasing a Cessna 525 Citation CJ1.

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Cessna Citation CJ 1 Very Light Jet

CitationJet / CJ1 Jet Charter Services

Our brokers offer a variety of private jet services on the Cessna CitationJet, CJ1, and CJ1+. For private jet charter, ASAP aircraft rentals/supplemental lift, jet cards, or to purchase a CitationJet or CJ1 through fractional/individual ownership, call our advisors at +1 888 987-JETS (5387).

* Average hourly rates vary depending on make, model and year; amenities, routing and scheduling/availability, and do not include fuel, taxes, crew charges, ramp, hangar, FBO, overnights, daily minimums, taxes, international fees, catering, ground transport, or de-icing. If you would like an accurate quote, please call or email. Pictures are for example only. The age, color, interior layout, hourly rates, specifications, dimensions may all vary between aircraft. All images copyrighted and provided courtesy of Cessna / Textron Aviation.