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Cessna 560XL Citation Excel

Cessna Citation Excel

The Citation Excel (Model 560XL) is medium-sized business jet built by the Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas, USA. A member of the wide-ranging Citation brand of business jets, the Excel was evolved into the Citation XLS and then the Citation XLS+ models.

One of the latest members of Cessna's extensive line of Citation business jets, the Citation Excel combines the cabin width and standup headroom comfort of the Citation X in a new small/medium size package. The new Excel resulted from customer consultation over what they wanted in a light corporate jet plus advances in engine and airframe technology. The basis of the Excel is a shortened Citation X fuselage (the same fuselage cross section as was used in the Citation III, VI and VII), combined with a modified unswept supercritical wing based on the Citation V Ultra's, the V's cruciform tail configuration and new Pratt & Whitney Canada PW-545A series turbofans.

Cesna delivered the 100th Excel in August 2000, at which time the company was building one every three days. Cessna says this is the fastest ramp-up of production of any Citation jet yet.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Powerplants

Two 16.9kN (3804lb) Pratt & Whitney Canada PW-545A turbofans.

Performance

Max cruising speed at 35,000ft 795km/h (429kt). Initial rate of climb 3790ft/min. Max certificated altitude 45,000ft. Range at economical cruising speed with two crew, four passengers and reserves 3852km (2080nm).

Weights

Cessna Citation Excel

Standard empty 5402kg (11,910lb), max takeoff 9071kg (20,000lb).

Dimensions

Wing span 16.98m (55ft 10in), length 15.79m (51ft 10in), height 5.24m (17ft 3in). Wing area 34.5m2 (369.7sq ft).

Capacity

Flightcrew of two. Choice of four interior configurations with seating for up to 10 passengers in main cabin.

Production

First delivery July 1998, over 300 built by September 2002.

Price

Varies depending on year of manufacture from US$ 900,000 to US $8,595,000

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