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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.

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Variant types
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Maintenance centres
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Completions centres
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
Citation Excel pair benefit from G5000 installation
April 19, 2021
The fully scalable Garmin G5000 system, recently installed by Duncan on two Excels in St. Paul, and the STC that covers all equipment and installation, includes provisions for future upgrades, such as CPDLC.
1,000th Textron 560XL aircraft lands at Custom Jet
April 4, 2021
The 560XL jet series includes the Cessna Citation Excel, Cessna Citation XLS and Cessna Citation XLS+ models, all designed and manufactured by Textron. The 1,000th unit is ready for operations in the northeastern US.
First Wing brings in an Excel and a Bravo
March 25, 2021
First Wing Charter and Management has been operating private air charter out of Indianapolis for nearly 30 years. Its fleet keeps expanding, this time with a 1,680 nm Citation Excel and a 1,200 nm Citation 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
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