Cessna Citation XLS and XLS+

Citation XLS VIP Jet TransportThe Citation XLS  is a twin turbofan-powered, mid-size, business jet built by Cessna Aircraft Company.  The XLS is actually an updated version of the Citation Excel and is one of the fastest jets in the Citation family.  The Excel mid-size jet introduced in 1998 was itself a totally new design and was developed to supplement the smaller Citation I and II light jets.  It was hugely popular and even set production records for the industry.  In 2003, Cessna announced an upgraded version as its official successor and designated the improved aircraft the Citation XLS.

The Citation XLS features a new cockpit design with updated avionics and more powerful engines with FADEC controls.  In 2008, Cessna rolled out the XLS+ with state of the art avionics and restyled exterior and interior.  Primarily due to the improved engine design, the XLS and XLS+ achieve faster speeds and greater range than their predecessor the Excel.  Both models outperform most other jets in the class.  The XLS can attain its flight level of 43,000 feet in less than half an hour while the Excel may take over an hour.  Notably, the jet can take off on runways as short as 3,500 feet, a performance level unmatched by any other midsized jet.

The cabin of the XLS has a dropped aisle which gives an astounding 68 inches of height so most people can stand and move around with ease.  The interior re-design also includes extra-wide seats, a side facing couch, and an aft private lavatory large enough to serve as a dressing room.

With the XLS and XLS+, Cessna has taken one of the worlds most popular business jets to an entirely new level of performance and comfort.

Technical specifications are as follows:

XLS is equipped with two Pratt & Whitney PW545B engines rated at 3,975lb thrust each.

XLS+ is equipped with two Pratt & Whitney PW545C engines rated at 4,119lb thrust each.

Performance specifications are as follows:

The Citation XLS has a maximum speed of 507mph (815km/h) and a maximum cruising speed of 493mph (795km/h).  The range when carrying two crew and four passengers is 1981 mi (3188km).

The XLS+ has a maximum cruise speed of 590mph (835km/h) and a maximum range of 3596mi (5787km) when carrying two crew and four passengers.

Dimension specifications are as follows:

For both the Citation XLS and XLS+, the overall length is  52 ft 6 in (16.0 m) and height is 17 ft 2 in (5.23 m). The aircraft have a wingspan 56 ft 4 in (17.17 m) and wing area of 370 ft2 (34.5 m2).  The baggage compartments can hold 90 cubic feet.

Weight specifications are as follows:

The Citation XLS  empty but fully equipped has an operating weight of 15,100lb (6,849kg) and maximum takeoff weight of 20,200lb (9,162kg).   The useful load is 7,650 lb (3,470 kg) with a maximum payload of 2,300lb (1,043kg).  With full fuel load, the payload limit is reduced to 860lb (390kg).

The Citation XLS+  empty but fully equipped has an operating weight of 15,100lb (6,849kg) and maximum takeoff weight of 20,200lb (9,162kg).  The useful load is 7,650 lb (3,470 kg) with a maximum payload of 2,300lb (1,043kg).  With full fuel load, the payload limit is reduced to 900lb (408kg).

Interior specifications are as follows:

The Citation XLS cabin length is 18.7ft, width is 5.5ft and the height is 5.7ft.  The cabin is one of the roomiest in its class and can comfortably seat up to ten passengers with a crew of two although the corporate seating configuration is typically for six to eight passengers.  The corporate cabin layout has four seats in club configuration with two additional forward facing seats in the rear and and an additional two passengers seated on on the take-off approved side facing divan.

Accommodations:

Citation XLS VIP Jet InteriorThe cabin features extra wide, fully reclining, executive style leather seating,  indirect ceiling lighting, individual reading lights and power outlets at each passenger seat, full private lavatory with hot and cold water sink, fold-out tables, a large refreshment center and several storage closets.  Numerous options are available for additional cabin furniture and other amenities but no matter what the layout, you can be assured that AutAir’s Citation Excel jets offer you an environment designed for maximum comfort and productivity.

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