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.