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Citation 560XL

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Overview

The Cessna Citation Excel (560XL) is a midsize business jet that was designed to compete with the twin turboprop market. It was announced at the NBAA in October 1994, with prototype construction beginning in February of the following year and a first flight on 29 February, 1996. The first production unit rolled out in November 1997 and FAA certification was granted in April 1998. Deliveries began later that year.

The Excel has a shortened Citation X fuselage with an unswept supercritical wing and cruciform tail. It is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW-545A series turbofans, each delivering 3,804 lbf of thrust. The cabin features stand up headroom and a dropped aisle, and can seat up to 10 passengers.

Production switched to the Citation XLS in 2004. The XLS has upgraded PW545B engines and a glass cockpit.

A second upgrade, the XLS+, seats up to 12 passengers. It is powered by PW545C engines with FADEC controls, and has a revised nose design similar to that found on the Citation Sovereign and Citation X. Deliveries commenced in 2008.

Textron Aviation unveiled the Citation XLS Gen2 with interior modifications at NBAA-BACE in October 2021. First deliveries are scheduled for early 2022.

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Manufacturing data
For detailed information about the manufacture of this aircraft, please consult our sister publication Airframer: Cessna Citation XLS+
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Duncan Aviation
www.duncanaviation.aero
Duncan Aviation is a maintenance and repair organization supporting the aviation needs of government and business operators worldwide. Services include airframe and engine inspections, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems, full paint and completions, and aircraft sales and acquisitions.

Duncan Aviation also has aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 to handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory/propeller repairs and overhauls. Complete service facilities are located in Nebraska, Michigan and Provo.

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News from Business Air News
First of the latest Citation XLS variant enters service
May 8, 2022
More than a thousand 560XL series jets have been delivered throughout the past 25 years, and this latest variant is said to have been moulded by customer feedback. Creature comforts abound.
CrewBlast releases top five aircraft crew requests
February 4, 2022
PWI receives FAA PMA certification for LED ice light
December 16, 2021
Duncan to modify Avance L5 STCs to include Gogo 5G
November 5, 2021
Duncan has installed a fifth Garmin G5000
October 13, 2021
October 13, 2021PWI brings LED to a host of business twins
October 11, 2021Garmin passes Citation retrofit milestone with G5000
October 11, 2021Textron unveils second generation Citation M2 and XLS
August 26, 2021Static display lineup unveiled for ACE 2021
July 4, 2021North Central Aviation accepts Citation Eagle Excel
June 10, 2021Duncan's Citation XLS customer fancies a dip
May 31, 2021Avidyne earns approvals for Helios and Atlas
May 21, 2021Dallas' Brazil centre to provide PW500 hot section inspections
April 19, 2021Citation Excel pair benefit from G5000 installation
April 4, 20211,000th Textron 560XL aircraft lands at Custom Jet
March 25, 2021First Wing brings in an Excel and a Bravo
March 19, 2021Excel and XLS G5000 certified for FANS-1/A+ and ACARS
March 1, 2021CitationPartners joins with JetAviva to let Eagle soar
March 1, 2021GAMA's annual report reveals which types are on top
February 22, 2021Citation XLS joins the Southern Sky ranks
February 8, 2021Aviation Clean Air system ready for Textron installation
January 28, 2021Duncan goes above and beyond for owners
December 21, 2020Peregrine develops STCs for ACA and Gogo L3
December 7, 2020Ventura aces 2020 with three more added to fleet
September 8, 2020Textron aircraft owners can take advantage of SAF
August 28, 2020Garmin boosts G5000 on Excel and XLS
July 20, 2020Elliott Aviation amends STC and improves AOG
May 17, 2020Elliott guarantees downtimes for Garmin installations
May 1, 2020Tony Kunde joins Soljets sales
February 25, 2020Elliott installs tenth Excel/XLS G5000
January 27, 2020Elliott completes swift Citation 560XL transaction
January 27, 2020Garmin appoints FSI for G5000-equipped Excel and XLS training
January 20, 2020Stevens completes G5000 installation on Citation XLS
January 7, 2020FAA grants Southeast a G5000 harness licence
January 3, 2020Duncan reveals 2019's most popular STCs
December 17, 2019Duncan unveils ‘work of art’ Citation 560XLS
November 11, 2019Elliott leads for Excel and XLS G5000 installations
October 7, 2019Heron adds Citation XLS+ to fleet
September 21, 2019Textron marks a half century of Citation innovation
August 31, 2019Elliott authorised for more Excel and XLS mods
July 2, 2019Certification enables G5000 installation on first 560XLs
June 18, 2019JetSupport achieves European retrofit first
May 20, 2019Elliott Aviation signs fiftieth G5000 installation
April 30, 2019Fleet growth imminent for European operator
April 23, 2019Eight XLS+ will respond to challenging missions for CFIC
April 9, 2019Elliott STC brings WAAS/LPV to Canadian Hawkers
January 21, 2019Duncan Aviation earns approvals for its Cessna and Hawker ADS-B STCs
December 17, 2018Excel retrofit expert Elliot gains approval for cabin LEDs
December 4, 2018Duncan Aviation has commitment for G5000 flight deck upgrade
October 19, 2018Emperor brings managed XLS on fleet
September 25, 2018Three Citations on the horizon for Silverhawk
September 25, 2018Gama brings Jersey's third XLS under its wing
August 28, 2018ASL adds XLS for four of a kind
July 12, 2018Emperor begins midsize ops with Malta-registered XLS+
January 5, 2018Luxaviation UK adds refurbished XLS+ with full-time crew
September 29, 2017Air Charter Scotland's Citations busy as it works towards 7X LCY approval
October 5, 2016ASL adds two further aircraft and prepares them for charter
June 24, 2016Naljets breaks Isle of Man TT speed record in an Excel
November 6, 2014Air Hamburg plans streamlined fleet with a sixth XLS+
August 10, 2014ProLine XLS+ brings DC Aviation fleet up-to-date
May 7, 2014Central European Citation market is strong, as IJM adds XLS
May 7, 2014Management model is winning formula in northern Europe as ASL acquires XLS+
March 6, 2014Aviation Beauport's XLS+ to provide luxury in the mid-range
November 7, 2013XLS+ proves popular with yacht owners
November 7, 2013LEA has Greece in mind for further fleet expansion
October 10, 2013Dedicated XLS helps Roleski expand the market for sauces
June 11, 2013LEA stretches its wings to Greece and beyond
May 13, 2013BUYER'S GUIDE: Meet the buyers
April 17, 2013NasJet adds Excel in Jeddah
April 17, 2013Long-range arrivals swell Bookajet managed fleet
March 11, 2013Me & my aircraft – Midsize jets: Long-legged Latitude and Legacy 500 will breathe life into the midsize sector
November 13, 2012Amira Air targets US brokers with its expanding charter fleet
July 9, 2012Air Hamburg hires flight crew to meet challenges of expanding operations
March 12, 2012Premium Jets builds fleet using dual Swiss and European AOCs
October 3, 2011'Best-seller' XLS+ is the third for Air Hamburg
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