The Cessna Citation XLS aircraft is an improved version of the Cessna Citation Excel. This mid-size private charter plane is capable of traveling faster and further than its predecessor, carrying up to eight passengers comfortably. Additional aspects of small runway requirements and sizeable baggage capacity ensure the satisfaction and comfort of all passengers.
More about the Citation XLS/Excel
In 1998, Cessna launched the Citation Excel and after a decade, they launched firstly the XLS and then, most recently, the XLS+ in 2008. This aircraft features an extremely spacious cabin which easily caters for up to 8 passengers in 6 individual seats and an additional two-seater sofa at the front.
Key Features of the Citation XLS
Though the aircraft is commonly configured to eight passengers, it can still offer arrangements to accommodate as many as twelve. The cabin of Cessna Citation XLS measures 18.5 feet in length, 5.5 feet in width, and 5.7 feet in height. For much better noise reduction qualities, the cabin door is triple sealed, and it features a triple pane window. In addition to the ambient lighting by the ten windows surrounding the cabin, the Citation XLS comes with an indirect LED lighting system that produces less heat and adding a more spacious feel to the cabin. Moreover, with 80 cubic feet of external storage and an internal closet, this aircraft offers a plenty of baggage stowing space. In addition to passenger’s comfort, two air conditioning systems are installed on the Citation XLS.
Furthermore, the avionics system is probably the most pilot-friendly feature of the XLS. The engineers of this aircraft knew the importance of details like consolidating multiple displays and placing screens close to the controls to which they apply. Additionally, all of the information needed in the Citation XLS is consolidated into three sleek screens. Also, to improve the pilot’s hand-eye coordination and flight performance, the relevant controls are located directly on the screens’ faceplates.
The Citation XLS’ comfort, performance and reliability match Cessna’s high standards in private jet travel and makes it a perfect aircraft for private jet charter services.
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