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Hawker 800XP vs Citation Excel: A Side-by-Side Comparison

There is much more than meets the eye to both the Hawker 800XP and the Citation Excel.  Each of these midsize aircraft offer spacious cabins, high cruising speeds and range that can match almost any of the aircraft in their class. Let’s compare these two jets that have become a favorite in the midsize category.



Hawker 800XP

With a range of up to 5.5 hours and the most spacious cabin in the midsize category, the Hawker 800XP is an industry favorite. This aircraft was designed for both transcontinental and international flights with great short range capabilities. The unmatched fuel efficiency, exceptional performance, and above-standard capabilities make the Hawker 800XP a competitor among the most advanced aircraft in its category. 


Among the many qualities of the Citation Excel, it boasts excellent handling capabilities, reliable systems and consistently delivers smooth flights.  The smaller details in this aircraft, like the foldout tables and sliding headrests, make for an efficient and comfortable cabin.  A reliable aircraft that lives up to Cessna’s high standards in private jet travel, the Citation Excel can take you anywhere a midsize aircraft can at the cost of light jet travel.

Citation Excel interior


Hawker 800XP: 2,900 nautical miles

Citation Excel: 2,000 nautical miles

*Figures based on a flight with two passengers. Range may vary based on baggage, conditions, passenger count, and other factors.


Hawker 800XP
Typically Seats:

Citation Excel
Typically Seats:


Hawker 800XP:

  • Cabin length: 21 ft 3 in
  • Cabin width: 6 ft
  • Cabin height: 5 ft 8 in

Citation Excel:

  • Cabin length: 18 ft 7 in
  • Cabin width:  5 ft 6 in
  • Cabin height: 5 ft 7 in

Total Baggage Volume

Hawker 800XP: 48 Cubic Feet

Citation Excel: 90 Cubic Feet

*Baggage capacity may vary based on the specific jet configuration and passenger amount.


Hawker 800XP:
Using a five-screen display system, the Honeywell SPZ-8000 suite offers many key features that make the Hawker 800XP a pilot favorite.  High frequency communications, GPWS (Ground Proximity Warning System), and TCAS II (Traffic Collision Avoidance System) allow for a smooth and safe flight.

Citation Excel:
The easy-to-use avionics system is one of the pilot-friendly features in the Citation Excel Avionics system.  The Honeywell Primus 1000 suite emphasizes consolidation by displaying 3 sleek screens close to the controls they apply to.  Each display screen has its relevant controls located on it faceplates which is very important because Pilots do not have to look down at the controls as often while flying.


Hawker 800XP: 2 AlliedSignal TFE731-5BR Engines

Citation Excel:  2 Pratt & Whitney PW545 Engines


Hawker 800XP
High Speed Cruise (Knots): 447

Citation Excel 
High Speed Cruise (Knots): 423

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There is much to offer from both of these midsize aircraft whether you are a passenger or a pilot. Check out your options for these aircraft and more through our jet card ownership, membership and on-demand charter programs.

Magellan Jets is the leader in domestic and international private jet travel offering private and corporate travel memberships and charter flights. With a global network of thousands of pre-qualified aircraft, Magellan Jets is committed to the highest safety standards, personalized experiences and top level customer service.

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