Message from the President
Motor Vehicles & Aerospace
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 Cessna Citation business jet series produced by U.S.-based Textron Aviation Inc.
Textron Aviation 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.
Kanematsu delivered three flight inspection aircraft based on the Cessna Citation CJ4 equipped with flight inspection systems manufactured by Norwegian Special Mission (NSM) to the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau in October 2015 and an additional two aircraft in 2017. In March 2020, two Citation Latitude aircraft were handed over to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.
Cessna's Citation series offers a broad lineup of seven models, ranging from small, seven-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.