Citation CJ3 Added to Eisele Flugdienst Fleet

October 11, 2004

Las Vegas, NV - October 11, 2004 - Eisele Flugdienst (EFD), a charter operation based in Stuttgart, Germany, is expanding their Citation fleet with a Citation CJ3. EFD signed a contract for the Citation CJ3 at the 2004 National Business Aviation Association Convention.
Beginning operation in 1997, EFD currently operates a CitationJet, Citation CJ1 and Citation CJ2. They have accumulated over 6,000 hours on their fleet and are one of the most experienced CJ-operators in Germany. The aircraft are used exclusively for executive charter.

"My customers like Citations because of their comfortable interior and quiet cabin," said Fred Eisle, EFD Owner and Managing Director. "I have enjoyed operating Citations because of their rugged reliability and flexibility. The CitationJet, CJ1 and CJ2 have been the perfect aircraft for EFD. Now with the CJ3, we will be able to transport customers further and they will have additional cabin comfort and amenities."

Cessna announced the Citation CJ3 at the 2002 NBAA convention, and anticipates first customer delivery in 2004. Customers taking delivery of the CJ3 will have improvements to the already successful Citation CJ2 features plus a longer cabin; new Williams International FJ44-3A engines; and advanced fully integrated Collins avionics system. The CJ3 is certified for single pilot operation and has a maximum cruise speed of 417 knots at 33,000 feet. With two pilots, full fuel, four passengers and baggage, the CJ3 offers over 1,800 nm of range with NBAA IFR reserves. Service ceiling is 45,000 feet and the maximum gross takeoff weight is 13,870 pounds.

Additional information about EFD may be found at

Cessna will host a special contract signing ceremony with EFD at Cessna's NBAA booth, #6000, on Tuesday, October 12, at 4:00 p.m.

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