In time for summer, here is our experts review on the Citation XLS – its features and why this is such a popular choice amongst our clients.
The Citation Excel / XLS line offers the best-selling business jets of all time. Manufactured by Cessna, the original model, the Citation Excel that first flew in 1996 combined a shortened version of the Citation X fuselage with the wing and tail of the Encore.
The XLS is an updated version of the Citation Excel, taking over from it in 2004 with superior range and speed than its predecessor. A further upgraded version, the Citation XLS+ had it’s first flight in 2007.
The model has two Pratt & Whitney PW545B engines and a high pressure core that increase the XLS’s engines thrust to 3,975 pounds each result in the ability to operate out of small airports with a minimum take off distance of around 3,500 ft.