Citation XLS for Sale

Citation XLS Ownership Overview

Since 1996, more than 900 of the Citation Excel family of aircraft have been produced, creating a strong hold in the business jet market. When customers find a Citation XLS for sale, they’ll understand the quality and reliability this popular jet brings to the table.

Citation XLS Cabin Experience

The Citation XLS is capable of transporting 8 passengers and 2 crew members. The aircraft has a cabin that stretches more than 15ft long and a fuselage that reaches 50ft.

Total cabin space is more than 420 cubic feet, allowing for a height and width of just under 6ft in both directions. Typically each passenger receives more than 30 cubic feet of space in-flight. The entry door is taller than 4ft and baggage is allowed 90 cubic feet of space broken up into internal and external locations with the majority in the latter unit.

Citation XLS Mission Profile

Customers who buy a Citation XLS are looking for the cabin and payload capacity of that of a midsize jet, but performance of a light jet. This aircraft can takeoff and land in shorter distances, opening up a wide variety of destinations to travelers on-board. The Citation XLS is quick in all aspects such as cruise rate and time it takes to get to altitude.

This jet is more reliable than its predecessors with improved flight systems and engines, along with a smooth, quiet ride for those on-board. These features provide a luxurious experience to those traveling long distances.

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Citation XLS Cost to Own

Acquisition cost for the Citation XLS typically ranges from $4.5-$5.5 million, roughly in the same ballpark as competing jets such as the Lear 60XR and Hawker 850XP. When factoring in market depreciation to total annual cost, the Citation XLS will cost a buyer around $1.8 million a year.

Citation XLS Operating Cost

Citation XLS direct operating cost is $2,200 per flight hour, cheaper than competition, such as the Lear 60XR which prices at $2,320 per hour. The rate includes fuel burn and various maintenance, crew, and operating fees.

Annual fixed cost for the Citation XLS is about $537,000, higher than its rival jets.

Citation XLS Performance Overview

The Citation XLS is a great midsize jet for buyers to invest in as it harbors impressive range, speed, and luxury when compared to others in its class, all the while operating such like a light jet. Those looking into private jets for sale will find the Citation XLS an ideal opportunity to jump on-board with.

Citation XLS Engines

The Citation XLS is equipped with two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW545B engines with standard thrust reversers and nearly 3,400lbs of thrust. The Citation XLS has a max cruise speed of more than 430kts, slower than the Hawker 850XP and Lear 60XR by 20kts-35kts.

The aircraft can land and takeoff in the following field lengths:

  • FAR-91: 2,843ft
  • FAR-135: 3,554ft
  • FAR-121: 4,738ft

Citation XLS Payload

Max payload for the Citation XLS is 2,300lbs and it can transport that capacity a distance of almost 1,420nm. The Lear 60XR carries less weight for 360nm more, while the Hawker 850XP has a payload capacity of 2,120lbs.

Citation XLS Range

At long-range cruise, the Citation XLS has a range of 1,870nm with a typical passenger load. The Lear 60XP reaches 2,180nm while the Hawker 850XP has a max range of 2,710nm under similar parameters.

Citation XLS Specifications

Citation XLS General Info
Aircraft Class Midsize Jet
Aircraft Manufacturer Citation
Aircraft Year of Manufacture 1996 - Present
Citation XLS Financial Data
Acquisition Cost $4,320,000 - $5,280,000
Variable Cost $1,976 - $2,416/hr
Annual Cost $1,338,585 - $1,636,049
Fixed Cost $53,660 - $482,938
Market Depreciation $330,000
Retail Charter Rate $2,800/hr
Average Charter Net $904/hr
Citation XLS Performance Data
Fuel Burn 240 gal/hr
Max Cruise 430 kts
135 Landing 3,554 ft
135 Takeoff 3,554 ft
91 Landing 2,843 ft
91 Takeoff 2,843 ft
121 Landing 4,738 ft
121 Takeoff 4,738 ft
Max Payload 2,300 lbs
Basic Operating Weight 12,800 lbs
Max Takeoff Weight 20,200 lbs
Citation XLS Cabin Details
Cabin Dimensions 18'7" x 5'6" x 5'7"
Cabin Volume 571
Seat Count 6-8