Hahn Air Becomes Launch Customer for Citation CJ3 Gen2

Hahn Air Becomes Launch Customer for Citation CJ3 Gen2
Photo Credit: Hahn Air.

Textron Aviation announced that Hahn Air, a German-based operator has delved into a purchase agreement for a new Cessna Citation CJ3 Gen2, the first in Europe! 

The deal was of course closed during the National Business Aviation Association – Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas. 

Not only did Hahn Air inked a deal for the Citation CJ3 Gen2, the operator also bought a brand new Cessna Citation Latitude. Both orders are expected to be fulfilled in 2026.

Hahn Air Becomes Launch Customer for Citation CJ3 Gen2…

Hahn Air Becomes Launch Customer for Citation CJ3 Gen2
Photo Credit: Hahn Air.


The Cessna Citation Citation CJ3 Gen2 and the Cessna Citation Latitude are designed and proudly manufactured by Textron Aviation. 

Duncan Van De Velde, vice president of European Sales, at Textron Aviation, stated: “Hahn Air is an outstanding operator, and we are excited to see the company upgrade their aircraft.”

He added:  “The new Citation CJ3 Gen2 and Citation Latitude perfectly align with Hahn Air’s commitment to delivering a premium service to its customers.”

Hahn Air has been a loyal Citation operator for nearly two decades and exclusively services the company’s fleet at Textron Aviation’s Düsseldorf Service Center. The new Citation Latitude and CJ3 Gen2 will replace Hahn Air’s existing Citation Latitude and CJ3+.

“We are proud to continue our long-lasting relationship with Textron Aviation,” said Captain Daniel Rudas, general manager and COO, of Hahn Air.

“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 Citation CJ2 Gen 2 is currently still under development and is slated to enter service in the U.S. in 2025 – this machine is also announced at the NBAA-BACE. 

The Cessna Citation CJ3 Gen2 is going to be a true workhorse and will reshape the course of business aviation. This aircraft will also set new standards in the light jet segment. 

The jet is equipped with state-of-the-art avionics systems, including the Garmin G3000 avionics system which comes with autothrottle technology and seamless connectivity for reduced workloads for pilots, which also increases situation awareness as well as the integrated Enhanced Vision System (EVS) to provide improved clarity and optimized situational awareness.

Pilots will also enjoy added legroom for comfort which reduces fatigue. 

The CJ3 is not only for pilots but also added comfort for passengers. 

Guests on board the aircraft will appreciate its spacious and highly customizable cabin where they can re-live the ideal environment of their liking. 

These include optional swivel seating, RGB accent lighting, USB-C power at every seat, wireless charging executive tables, and ample storage. 

Its bathroom includes CoolView skylights for natural light and comes with a choice of modern sink and vanity. 

The CJ3 Gen 2 is expected to cater for nine passengers, also operators/owners can opt for eight passengers with additional storage. 

The CJ3 Gen 2 can fly up tp 2,040 nautical miles and a maximum payload of 2,135 pounds. 

This light jet exceeds expectations and is expected to be a competitive machine. 

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