Total Production: 766
Unitary Cost: USD$12 million
Also Known As: Citation Excel, Citation XLS, Citation XLS+ and Model 560
Origin: United States of America
Contractor/s: Cessna Aircraft Company
Description: The Citation is a family of business jets developed by Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron owned company, to meet the requirements of customers operating from regional to intercontinental routes. Citation jets are powered by two turbofan engines and cruise at high speeds while delivering outstanding comfort to the passengers in their spacious cabins. Cessna has received more than 5,300 Citation jets orders since the program inception in 1975. As of early 2008, the Cessna Citation production models are: CJ1+, CJ2+, CJ3, Encore+, XLS+, X, Sovereign, and Mustang with CJ4 and Columbus models to join Cessna's product line in 2010 and 2014 respectively.
Citation Excel is a business jet designed for routes ranging from 1,900 to 2,200 nautical miles. It offers the same cabin comfort as Citation X. Cruising at high speed Citation Excel can carry up to eight passengers and a crew of two. Citation XLS is an improved variant of Citation Excel business jet, one of the the fastest jets in the Citation family of aircraft. Cessna Citation XLS is powered by more powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PW545B engine rated at 3,991-lb of thrust at take-off. Cessna began Citation XLS deliveries in 2004.
The original Citation Excel was delivered in May 1998, and 370 units were delivered through June 2004. The Citation XLS was first delivered in July 2004, and 329 are expected to be delivered through the end of September 2008 when will be replaced by Citation XLS+ as the production standard in the XL family.
On May 3, 2006 Wallan Aviation placed an order for four Cessna Citation Sovereign, two Citation XLS, and one Citation CJ3 business jets. All seven aircraft were expected to be delivered in 2007.
On May 3, 2006 Gulf Jet-UAE placed an order for four Cessna Citation business jets. The order was for one Citation Sovereign to be delivered in June 2006 and three Citation XLS jets in 2007. These aircraft were purchased to conduct charter operations in the Middle East region.
In October 2006 Cessna introduced Citation XLS+ business jet as the follow on to Citation Excel series. The new model features the fully integrated Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite and electronically controlled (FADEC) engines from Pratt & Whitney. Exterior and interior have changed by extended contour of the nose and expanded seat widths. Powered by two PW545C engines the aircraft will travel as fast as 500 miles per hour, have a range of more than 1,800 nautical miles, climb direct to 45,000 feet in 29 minutes, and land on runways as short as 3,180 feet. Citation XLS+ certification was expected in the first quarter of 2008 with first customer delivery at the end of 2008. Base price for XLS+ is $11.6 million.
On 18 October 2006, Icecraft Ltd., Cessna authorized sales representative (ASR) for the Scandinavian region, signed an order for six new Citation jets totaling 10 jets ordered in 2006. These aircraft are: 3 Citation Sovereigns, 3 Citation XLS/ XLS+, 3 Citation CJ2+ and one CJ1+ jets. The total valued of these Citation jets is $110 million.
Parent system is the Cessna Citation
First Flight: 15 September 1969
Total Production: 5,810
Other Family Members: Citation CJ1, Citation CJ2, Citation CJ3, Citation CJ4, Citation Columbus, Citation Encore, Citation Latitude, Citation Longitude, Citation M2, Citation Mustang, Citation Sovereign, Citation Ten and Citation X
Transactions: There are 33 transactions involving 494 items for Cessna Citation from 2006 to 2016 and 13 transactions involving 70 items for the Citation XL view report
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:: Specifications ::
Number of Engines: 2
Height: 5.30 meter (17.4 foot)
Length: 15.8 meter (52 foot)
Wingspan: 17.0 meter (56 foot)
Ceiling: 13,716 meter (45,000 foot)
Landing Run Distance: 2,700 foot (823 meter)
Max Range: 1,858 nautical mile (3,441 kilometer)
Take Off Run Distance: 3,560 foot (1,085 meter)
Cruise Speed: 441 knot (816 kph)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 7,982 pound
Max Takeoff Weight: 9,253 kilogram (20,399 pound)
Min Weight: 5,625 kilogram (12,401 pound)
Payload: 3,447 kilogram (7,599 pound)