First delivered in 2002, the CJ3 was designed to be more economical than other jets in its class. Known for high performance and low operating costs, the engines are more powerful and more fuel-efficient than its predecessors. The CJ3 can carry more weight further and faster, but can land on the shorter runways allowing the passengers be closer to their destinations. The CJ3 has longer wings that aid in fuel-efficiency and low speed performance by raising the lift-to-drag ratio.
The CJ3 cabin is longer and more spacious than that of its sibling CJ2. The seats are typically configured for six passengers, but can be arranged for seven to eight passengers. The cabin features a refreshment center, enclosed lavatory, 110-volt AC power outlets and natural light illumination so the cabin looks even more spacious.