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Citation Excel/XLS

Cessna’s Citation Excel is one of the most spacious and advanced aircraft in its class, providing a seamless experience for leisure and business travel alike. This mid-size aircraft combines several of the best design features of the previous models in the Citation line, while boasting a faster time-to-climb speed, more powerful engines, and superior runway capabilities. As a premium aircraft, it compliments Citation’s legacy while offering passengers and pilots even greater convenience and efficiency.

Citation Excel Features


The Citation Excel includes a larger cabin than its predecessor, with upgraded amenities and added luggage space. Cessna’s Citation Excel offers one of the most spacious cabins in the mid-size jet category, measuring 18.7 feet long, 5.7 feet high, and 5.5 feet wide—customers love the fact that they can enjoy stand-up headroom on this jet. Noise-cancelling technology allows the jet’s seven passengers to travel smoothly and quietly, while dual air conditioning systems, a triple-sealed entry door, and triple-pane windows allow for temperature control and additional sound reduction.

The Excel comes equipped with fold-out tables, a fully enclosed lavatory, individual power outlets, and adjustable sliding headrests. The jet’s eight passengers enjoy ample baggage space, with an external baggage compartment of 80 cubic feet and an internal compartment of 10 cubic feet. Eleven large windows keep the cabin naturally lit, and those aboard can track their flight’s progress through the Rockwell Collins Airshow Display system.   


What truthfully sets this aircraft apart from others in the mid-size business jet class is its improved performance. The Excel has a climb rate of 3,790 feet per minute, as well as great runway capability that allows it to operate out of even more locations around the world. As little as 3,590 feet is required for takeoff and a cruise altitude can be reached in 18 minutes, outpacing most midsize jets.

The Citation Excel is powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW545 engines, each generating 3,804 pounds of thrust. Air flow within the engine’s core was specifically designed to increase so that the engine will run efficiently in hotter temperatures. These powerful engines enable the aircraft to travel 1,657 nautical miles at a cruise speed of 487 mph. The Citation Excel also features vast exterior upgrades. To improve stability and reliability on the Excel, Textron Aviation installed trailing link landing gear and carbon-fiber brakes. A uniquely low-positioned wing further improves the stability of the aircraft and reduces drag.


With its innovative and user-friendly cockpit, the Cessna Citation Excel is among the best in the aviation industry. A FMZ-2000 Flight Management System, satellite communications, and a navigation/radar system are also installed in the cockpit. Honeywell’s Primus 1000 avionics suite gives pilots a consolidated set of screens, enabling them to see screens closer to the controls, improving hand-eye coordination and guiding the pilot during flight.
Citation Excel interior


Max Passengers:
2000 miles
Cabin Width:
5.5 feet
Cabin Height:
5.7 feet
Cabin Length:
18.5 feet
Internal Baggage Volume:
10 cubic feet


External baggage Volume:
80 cubic feet
max takeoff weight
20000 lbs
landing weight
18700 lbs
max payload
2500 lbs
max fuel payload
960 lbs
fuel capacity
6740 lbs
normal cruise airspeed
423 KTAS
long range cruise airspeed
373 KTAS
service ceiling
44000 ft

*Specifications are based on manufacturer data and may vary from those of specific aircraft sourced for your flight. See accompanying paragraphs for context of range capabilities.

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