Kanematsu Becomes the Domestic Sales Agency to the Japanese Government for the Cessna Citation Series
In August 2015, Kanematsu's Aerospace Department acquired the sales agency rights for supply to the Japanese government of the best-selling Citation business jet series produced by U.S.-based Cessna Aircraft Company.
Cessna chose Kanematsu as its partner in Japan due in part to Kanematsu's strong two-decade track record of both sales and after-sales service covering more than 30 special mission aircraft supplied to the Japan Air Self Defense Force.
In October 2015, Kanematsu delivered three flight inspection aircraft to the Civil Aviation Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
The aircraft were modified Cessna CJ4s equipped with flight inspection systems manufactured by Norwegian Special Mission (NSM). Kanematsu has now received a contract for an additional two such aircraft, with delivery planned for fi scal 2017.
Cessna's Citation series offers a broad lineup of nine models, ranging from small, six-person jets to mid-size 12-person jets. Leveraging Kanematsu's wealth of experience and know-how, we will continue to provide optimal aircraft for a wide range of upcoming projects in this market, where growing replacement demand is assured going forward.