AirSprint Inc. Takes Delivery of Canada's First Cessna Citation CJ3+

CALGARY, April 1, 2016 /CNW/ - AirSprint Inc., Canada's leading fractional operator, took delivery this week of the first Canadian registered Cessna Citation CJ3+ aircraft from Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.

"The Citation CJ3+ is a natural extension for our fleet of Citation CJ2+ aircraft," said James Elian, president and COO of AirSprint. "Our fractional owners enjoy the efficiency and comfort of the CJ2+, and with the extra range of the CJ3+, the new addition will be the ideal aircraft to efficiently experience AirSprint's personalized service while travelling non-stop to more North American destinations. We are really excited to add such a capable aircraft to our fleet."

AirSprint operates the largest fractional fleet of private aircraft in Canada, offering the Cessna Citation XL/XLS, Citation CJ2+, and Citation CJ3+. The company serves owners coast-to-coast including in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and the Maritimes.

"With more than 150 Cessna Citation light jets in the region, the CJ-series has proven to be the light jet of choice for Canadian operators, and we are confident the CJ3+ will be an ideal addition to the AirSprint fleet," said Kriya Shortt, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing. "The combination of short field capability, excellent range, and low operating costs coupled with the next generation Garmin 3000 flight deck, are key features that make the CJ3+ perfectly suited for our customers like AirSprint."

About AirSprint

AirSprint is a privately held company based in Calgary, AB and maintains the largest fractional fleet of private aircraft in Canada including the Citation CJ3+, Citation CJ2+, and Citation XL/S.  

AirSprint provides successful Canadians with a better choice for optimizing their time by enhancing the private jet ownership experience with industry leading safety standards, exceptional turnkey service, and increased flexibility, all at a fraction of the cost, and personalized for their individual travel needs. For more information please visit

SOURCE AirSprint Inc.

Image with caption: "Citation CJ3+ delivery to AirSprint Inc. from left to right: James Elian, President and Chief Operating Officer, AirSprint, Inc., Mark Gardner, Regional Sales Director, Textron Aviation, and Scott Wenz, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, AirSprint Inc. (CNW Group/AirSprint Inc.)". Image available at:

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For further information: Scott Wenz, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, AirSprint Inc., 1910 McCall Landing NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 9B5, E:, T: (403) 669-7530, W:


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