Seattle-based Fast Rabbit Aviation has taken delivery of the 250th Citation M2 from Textron. The first M2 entered the market in December 2013.
“The M2 is an ideal fit for operators in need of an agile aircraft with the power, range and speed to complete their mission with efficiency and comfort,” says Rob Scholl, Textron's senior VP of sales. “Today, when reliability, flexibility and value are more vital than ever before, we're proud to reach this milestone and continue providing an aircraft that can support the operations of many dynamic organisations worldwide.”
The owners of Fast Rabbit Aviation intend to use their new M2 for frequent trips throughout the US west coast; the aircraft is able to fly non-stop with four passengers from Seattle to Burbank, California. With the versatile multi-engine aircraft, the new owners may take further advantage of the M2's range and agility in the future by completing a trip around the world.
“The M2 enables a straightforward transition for piston and turboprop aircraft pilots ready to step up to jets by utilising one of the aircraft's greatest assets,” Scholl says. “The jet's touch-controlled G3000 avionics provide pilots with intuitive control, offering an ideal flight experience.”
The aircraft has a maximum cruise speed of 404 kts and a range of 1,550 nm. It can operate at airports with runways as short as 3,210 ft and will climb to 41,000 ft in 24 minutes. The Citation M2 is designed for single-pilot operation and features two Williams FJ44-1AP-21 engines, updated touch-controlled Garmin G3000 avionics and seating for seven. The main passenger cabin of the Citation M2 is 58 inches wide and 11 feet long with a five-inch dropped aisle providing a cabin height of 57 inches. Eight large windows, adjustable seats and intuitive controls feature in the cabin.