Citation XL Performance, Specifications and Comparisons


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Citation XL

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Cessna began manufacturing The Citation XL Medium Jet in 1998 and continues to do so today. The cabin measures 18.7 feet long by 5.6 feet wide by 5.7 feet tall giving it a total cabin volume of 370 cubic feet. The dimensions make it comfortable for 8 passengers, with the maximum configuration seating 8. The baggage compartment can hold up to 13 bags, assuming your average piece of luggage is less than 5 cubic feet. The Citation XL has a maximum range (subject to headwinds, high altitude, hot temperatures, or higher capacity) of 1981 miles and a maximum speed of 496 mph. Common names and abbreviations: CE-560-XL, CE-560-XL.
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  • Category: Medium Jet
  • Cabin Volume: 370 cubic feet
  • Baggage Volume: 90 cubic feet
  • Max Speed: 496 mph
  • Range: 1981 miles
  • Fuel Burn: 250 gph
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The Cessna Citation Model 560XL is member of the wide-ranging Citation brand of business jets, starting from the Excel and later evolving into the Citation XLS and then the Citation XLS+ models.

With the success of Cessna's Citation VII, the manufacturer saw a market for an aircraft with the Citation X's features but aimed at a more traditional market. Rather than being a direct variant of another Citation airframe, the Excel was a combination of technologies and designs.

To produce the Excel, Cessna took the X's wide, stand-up cabin fuselage, shortened it to about 21 feet (6.4 m) and mated it with an unswept wing utilizing a supercritical airfoil (based on the Citation V Ultra's wing) and the tail from the Citation V.

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