The Cessna Citation CJ2+ business jet is now available with a new interesting upgrade package called Alpine. It includes the installation of a Garmin G3000 avionics suite, making the bizjet compliant with Next Generation (NextGen) requirements. In addition to the avionics upgrade, the Alpine Edition CJ2+ features new pressurization and environmental systems, the latest diagnostics systems, and a redesigned cockpit.
In addition to the Garmin G3000, the Alpine Edition includes increased access to the cockpit with the removal of seven inches from the legacy pedestal, improved turbulence detecting weather radar, TCAS II, advanced Terrain Awareness Warning Systems (TAWS), a wireless media server, Garmin integrated cockpit and cabin Iridium phone, and high speed Internet capabilities from Aircell. The Alpine Edition CJ2+ package includes the installation of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) capabilities, bringing the aircraft in compliance with this aspect of NextGen air traffic control requirements. Alpine Edition will also offer exclusive exterior paint schemes and interior packages as optional upgrades.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) still has to give the CJ2+ Alpine its Supplemental Type Certification, but that just seems a matter of time.
The CJ2+ is not the only Citation that got the upgrade, Cessna also gave the Citation CJ3+ a internal face-lift. This also includes the fully integrated Garmin G3000 avionics suite, all-new interiors with a redesigned cabin and cockpit, new pressurization, and new diagnostics systems. As on the CJ2+ the CJ3+ Upgarde includes the same new systems, with the types FAA certifiation expected in the second half of 2014.
With its range of up to 1,875 nm, the CJ3+ can fly passengers nonstop from Washington, DC to Mexico City, from San Diego, Calif. to Juneau, Alaska, or from Lima, Peru to São Paulo, Brazil. The CJ3+ is expected to receive single-pilot certification and has maximum seating capacity for nine passengers.
Source: Cessna Aircraft Company