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CJ4 Gen2 arrives in Europe as part of DALaviation fleet
DALaviation Switzerland will be the first Citation CJ4 Gen2 customer in Europe. The new aircraft will be fuelled with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at delivery in the coming weeks, with EASA certification expected in June.
Cabin comfort is high in the CJ4 Gen2.
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Geneva-based private jet charter company DALaviation Switzerland has become the first Cessna Citation CJ4 Gen2 customer in Europe. The largest Citation jet in the light jet segment, the CJ4 Gen2 will support the company as it continues to increase its customer base throughout Europe. The aircraft will be the third addition to DALaviation Switzerland's business jet fleet, which includes a CJ2+ and a CJ1.

“Citation business jets have a solid reputation among our customers as reliable, high quality aircraft, and we are proud to be the first company in Europe to add the CJ4 Gen2 to our charter fleet,” says founder and CEO Nicolas Trefeil. “Flexibility and wellness are top-of-mind for our customers as travel resumes, and our client base is growing as people are increasingly turning to charter services for an exclusive and comfortable flying experience. Alongside our CJ1 and CJ2+ business jets, the CJ4 Gen2 will help us continue expanding our business and exceeding our customers' expectations.”

Textron VP of sales EMEA Tom Perry adds: “The CJ4 Gen2 is the ideal aircraft for charter operators like DALaviation Switzerland that seek to provide customers with total cabin comfort, first class flight experience and flexibility, all backed by the most comprehensive service network in the industry. With the addition of the CJ4 Gen2 to its fleet, DALaviation Switzerland will be able to serve more customers who will have access to a greater number of destinations across Europe, due to the aircraft's range of 1,926 nm. We are proud to support DALaviation as the operator continues to deliver exceptional aircraft charter services in Europe.”

The new aircraft will be fuelled with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), aligning with Textron Aviation's commitment to meet industry goals for reducing carbon emissions.

The Cessna Citation CJ4, a 525C type aircraft, achieved EASA type certification in 2011, and EASA interior certification for the CJ4 Gen2 is expected in June.

The largest Citation in the light jet segment offers features that elevate ramp presence and comfort, including a new stair and handrail, premium seating options and enhanced ambience lighting throughout. The cabin has been designed to optimise comfort and productivity, with an upgraded wireless cabin management system that enables passengers to stream entertainment and wirelessly control cabin lighting, temperature and window shades from their mobile device.

The single-pilot certified jet combines speed, range and operating economics when compared with larger aircraft. The CJ4 Gen2 has seating for up to ten passengers and includes a 1,040-pound baggage capacity.

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