The mid-sized Citation XLS derived from the Citation Excel, but could go faster and further. The Citation XLS+ is an improved version of the already successful Citation XLS, featuring better performance capabilities by way of upgraded engines. The XLS+ received FAA certification in 2008. The Citation XLS+ is a mid-sized jet – its cabin length is 18.7 feet and it can fly up to 1,900 nautical miles; however, it can also take off in 3,560 feet and climb to cruise altitude in just 15 minutes, performance statistics reminiscent of light private jets. At any rate, the XLS+ boasts excellent handling capabilities, reliable systems, and consistent delivery of smooth, quick flights. The XLS+ boasts a maximum cruise speed of 431 knots and can climb at a rate of 3,500 fps at sea level. It can take off on runways as short as 3,560 feet – one of the shortest takeoff distance of any midsized jet.

Technical Specifications

Seats8-9 Seats
Height5 ft 8 in
Width5 ft 5 in
Length18 ft 6 in
Range1,858 nm
ManufacturerCessna Citation
Speed441 knots
Max Altitude45,000 ft.
Baggage90 cu ft