Düsseldorf-based operator Hahn Air has entered into a purchase agreement with Textron to be the European launch customer for the just-announced Cessna Citation CJ3 Gen2. The deal, inked during NBAA-BACE, also includes a Cessna Citation Latitude. Both aircraft are expected to be delivered in 2026.
Hahn Air has been a loyal Citation operator for nearly two decades and exclusively services its fleet at Textron Aviation’s Düsseldorf service centre. The new aircraft will replace Hahn Air’s existing Citation Latitude and CJ3+.
“We are proud to continue our long-lasting relationship with Textron Aviation,” says captain Daniel Rudas, general manager and COO. “For nearly two decades we have operated Citation business jets, and this new order of the most reliable jets within the Cessna family will ensure we provide our customers with safe and comfortable flights, and a memorable and enjoyable experience.”
The CJ3 Gen2 is currently under development and expected to enter service in the US in 2025. Designed with pilot input, the cockpit boasts 4.5 inches of extra legroom. The Garmin G3000 avionics system features autothrottle technology and seamless connectivity for reduced workload and heightened situational awareness, as well as optional Enhanced Vision System to provide improved clarity and optimised situational awareness.
In the spacious and customisable cabin passengers can create their ideal environment with features such as optional swivel seating, RGB accent lighting, USB-C power at every seat, wireless charging, executive tables and ample storage. The lavatory features CoolView skylights for natural light, an optional modern sink and vanity, and is externally serviceable.
The CJ3 Gen2 will offer standard seating for nine passengers, with an option for eight passengers with additional storage. With a maximum range of 2,040nm and a maximum payload of 2,135 pounds, the aircraft offers excellent range, payload and superior field performance to enable pilots to achieve a variety of missions in extensive conditions.
The Citation Latitude, with a four passenger range of 2,700nm (5,000km) at high speed cruise, has a class-leading take off field length of 3,580ft for greater range out of short fields. Inside, the cabin features a spacious, bright and refined environment with a flat floor and six feet of cabin height.
“Hahn Air is an outstanding operator, and we are excited to see the company upgrade its aircraft,” comments Textron vice president of European sales Duncan Van De Velde.