Citation XLS Overview

Aircraft Class

Midsize Jet

Price (Per Hour)

$2,800 - $3,400



Year of Manufacture

1996 - Present

The Cessna Citation XLS performs. For the pilot, the handling, takeoff speed, and smoothness of the flight are reminiscent of much smaller, more nimble jets, yet the Citation XLS is a midsize jet with ample cabin space and seating for anywhere from 9 to 12 passengers.

Unlike many other modern jets, the XLS was built from the ground up for Cessna to compete in the luxury business jet market, and since then it has become well known for its impressive safety record, comfortable ride, and excellent power, and is available for a variety of private jet flights.

Citation XLS Interior



Cabin Volume

571 cu. ft.

Cabin Dimensions

18'7" x 5'6" x 5'7" ft.

Baggage Capacity

90 cu. ft.

The interior of the XLS can best be described as “refined.” Cessna has added 66 inches of width to make moving around the cabins a breeze, as well as 5’ 8” of height to accommodate most passengers.

There are also 6 interior collections, all of which come with some combination of:

  • Ambient Lighting
  • Climate Control
  • Four Pullout Tables
  • Power Volts
  • Optional Entertainment Systems and Storage

With its clean and sophisticated design, the interiors of the Citation XLS are of the finest quality, and make for a very enjoyable flight.

Citation XLS Performance

Aircraft Range

1,850 Nautical Miles

Cruise Speed

441 MPH

With two Pratt & Whitney PW545B engines, the XLS is powerful. It cruises at just under 430 knots, and can fly for about 1,941 miles. It also has an extremely short takeoff distance of 3500 feet, which is considered phenomenal for a midsize jet. It also has powerful and smooth carbon breaking features, which makes it a much more relaxed landing for the nervous passenger.

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