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Citation Excel/XLS/XLS+

Year Produced:  1999 - Current 
Number Produced:  950+
Real World Cruise Speed:  420/430
Real World Range Max Fuel:  1600NM
Real World Range 4 Passengers:  1400NM
Gallons Per Hour:  220
Seats: 2 Cockpit, 4 club, 2 forward facing, 1-2 side facing, optional belted potty. 
Typical asking price:  $2.5M/$4M/$6.5M

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The Excel line of aircraft are some of the best-selling business jets ever produced.  Cessna combined great economics with a stand-up cabin for a big aircraft feel.  They kept the straight wing which allows excellent short field performance and a reasonably fast cruise speed of 420-435 knots up to 45,000 feet.  Operating costs are low compared to similar aircraft of other manufactures.  Auxiliary Power Units (APU’s) are optional on early models and standard for recent XLS’s.  The 560XL series requires 2 pilots, and the cockpit options are a Honeywell or Collins Proline 21 suite on the XLS+.  There is an STC available for a Garmin G5000 retrofit on Excels and XLS’s.  Acquisition prices have traditionally been stable as demand is high, although Excel prices have been creeping down.  This is a staple in many fractional ownership fleets.  Info from the Textron Aviation site XLS+

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