1000th Cessna Citation 560XL Delivered


Textron Aviation celebrated the delivery of its 1000e A Cessna Citation 560XL series mid-size business jet on Wednesday. The aircraft, an XLS + model, will be managed and operated by Florida-based Custom Jet Charters. The 560XL series, which has currently logged over five million flight hours, includes the Cessna Citation Excel, Cessna Citation XLS and Cessna Citation XLS +.

“The 560XL Series is known to propel the business aviation landscape forward, delivering speed, space and comfort to a new segment of the industry,” said Lannie O’Bannion, senior vice president of Textron Aviation’s global sales and airline operations. “This milestone delivery is a direct reflection of the confidence of our customers and the dedication of our employees who continue to build and support the Citation 560XL family of aircraft. “

The 560XL Excel received its FAA type certification in 1998, followed by the XLS in 2004 and the XLS + in 2008. The latest version, the XLS +, has a maximum cruising speed of 441 knots, a range of 2,100 NM and a load useful of 7,540 lbs. It is powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW545C engines and equipped with Collins Pro Line 21 avionics.


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