US business jet provider flyExclusive has firmed up an order for five Cessna Citation CJ3+ light jets, with purchase rights for an additional 25 business jets.  

The first five Cessna Citation CJ3+ jets are expected to be delivered in 2023, with the option for additional deliveries in 2025.  

“We are proud to continue our relationship with Textron Aviation as we bring the CJ3+ into our esteemed fleet,” said Jim Segrave, chairman and founder at flyExclusive. “The addition of these new CJ3+ aircraft will allow us to expand our capabilities to support our continuing growth as one of the largest private jet charter operators in the industry.” 

The Cessna Citation CJ3+ light jets will add to flyExclusive’s existing fleet of 39 Cessna Citation Excel/XLS 11 Cessna Citation X, 11 Cessna Citation CJ3, 10 Cessna Citation Encore, six Gulfstream GIV-SP, and six Cessna Citation Sovereign business jets.  

The Cessna Citation CJ3+ light jet can accommodate up to nine passengers and up to 450 kilograms of baggage. With a range of 2,040 nautical miles (3,700 kilometers) the light jet can fly single-pilot and up to four passengers non-stop from Shanghai to Tokyo.  

“This order brings the efficiency and comfort of the Citation CJ3+ to a new audience of customers through flyExclusive’s programs,” said Ron Draper, president and CEO at Textron Aviation. “We appreciate customers like flyExclusive, who see the value in operating a broad range of jets from the Citation family.”