Cessna Citation XLS+: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide


The Citation XLS+ is an upgraded version of the Citation XLS (itself an upgrade from the earlier Citation Excel). The Citation XLS+ gained its FAA certification in 2008.

The Citation XLS+ has a cabin length of 18 feet 6 inches, has 5 feet 8 inches high interior. It can fly up to 1,858 nautical miles (3,440 kms). The Citation XLS+ can take off in 3,560 feet (1,085 m) and lands in 3,180 feet (969 m). It flies at a maximum cruise speed of 441 knots (816 kms) and has a service ceiling of 45,000 feet (13,700 m).

The XLS+ can carry twelve passengers in high density configuration or typically up to nine more comfortably in the passenger cabin with two flight crew. The aircraft can be fitted with a couch that is rated to takeoff/landing safety standards.

The Citation XLS+ has two Pratt & Whitney PW545C turbofan engines with thrust of 4,119 pounds at take-off.

It is fitted with Rockwell Collins Pro-Line 21 avionics suite and features four large screens. It comes with a fully integrated Collins FMS-3000 and many other electronic cockpit systems.

Hard facts

Range: 2,138 miles/3,441 kms/1,858 nautical miles
Typical passengers: Up to 9 (typical), 12 (high density)
Typical crew: 2
Cabin space: 461 ft3 /13.05 m3
Recommended cruise: 507 mph/816 kmph/mach 0.77
Competitor aircraft: Learjet 40XR, Learjet 45XR, Citation Mustang, CJ1+, CJ2+, CJ3, CJ4, Phenom 100, Phenom 300, Premier 1A, SJ-30
How much does a new Citation XLS+? $12.50m
Hourly operating cost: $6,800
First delivery: 2008
World fleet:
182 (October 2011)
Fractional operators: N/A
Engine manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney Canada
Engine type (number): PW535C (2)