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Textron Aviation Inc. is making its EAA AirVenture Oshkosh debut with a display of its industry leading line of Beechcraft and Cessna piston and turboprop aircraft, as well as a number of Citation business jets.
The Citation M2 has a maximum cruise speed of 404 knots true airspeed (460 mph) and a range of 1,580 nautical miles. It can operate at airports with runways as short as 3,210 feet and will climb to 41,000 feet in 24 minutes.
The Citation Special Olympics Airlift will include Beechcraft owners alongside Cessna Citation operators flying roughly 700 athletes from across the country to compete in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey.
The CJ3+ features the Garmin G3000 avionics suite, which includes turbulence detecting weather radar, TCAS II, advanced Terrain Awareness Warning Systems (TAWS), and automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) capabilities.
Cessna's company-owned service centers in Paris, France; Doncaster, U.K.; and Düsseldorf, Germany, are authorized as Continuing Airworthiness Management Organizations (CAMO) by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).