Cessna Citation XLS

The Cessna Citation XLS is a midsize business jet manufactured by Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation. It is an upgraded version of Citation Excel and belongs to the Citation family of business jets.

Here are some key features and specifications of the Cessna Citation XLS:

  1. Performance: The Citation XLS has a maximum cruise speed of approximately 440 knots (506 mph or 815 km/h) and a range of around 1,858 nautical miles (2,139 miles or 3,443 kilometers). It can climb to an initial cruise altitude of 45,000 feet.

  2. Cabin and Seating: The cabin of the XLS is known for its spaciousness and comfortable seating. It typically accommodates up to eight passengers in a standard configuration, although it can be configured to carry up to nine passengers. The cabin features a club-style seating arrangement, a refreshment center, and a private lavatory.

  3. Avionics: The Citation XLS is equipped with the Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics suite. This suite includes an integrated flight management system, weather radar, traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS), terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS), and electronic charts.

  4. Powerplant: The XLS is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW545B turbofan engines, each providing approximately 4,119 pounds of thrust. These engines are known for their efficiency and performance.

  5. Upgraded Model: Cessna also introduced an upgraded version of the XLS called the Citation XLS+. The XLS+ features improvements such as increased range, enhanced takeoff performance, and upgraded avionics. The avionics upgrade includes the Collins Pro Line 21 suite, which offers advanced features for navigation, communication, and flight management.

The Cessna Citation XLS is a popular choice for business jet operations, offering a combination of performance, range, and cabin comfort suitable for medium to long-range flights.