The Citation M2 Review
A Big Step Up in a Small Airframe
The Cessna Citation M2 is more than an incremental upgrade from their entry level jet, the Mustang and the much more expensive and complex CJ line. An expanded interior that allows for a total of seven people to fly together with a much-needed move of the lavatory toilet to a location in the rear of the aircraft – with its own privacy door – bring the M2 up from to the level of a true corporate air barge.
The very first M2 was delivered in December of 2013. This aircraft shows a lot of promise and you will be seeing more and more of them as time passes.
The BasicsRange: 1,300 nautical miles (with reserves) Maximum Cruise Speed: 400 knots true airspeed Single Pilot: 5 to 6 passengers Useful Load: 3809 lb Take Off Distance: 3,250 feet
On the Ramp
The M2 retains the same basic lines of the Mustang or any Citation. You may notice the new wing tip extensions along with the usual low wing design. A cursory inspection of the top of the wings will show you a trim tab on the left aileron as well as flight and ground spoilers installed on top of the airfoil.
The M2 sports the usual T-tail arrangement and the fuselage shares the same clean lines of the Mustang with no bleed air windshield heat vents like those installed on older Citation models.
The Passenger Cabin