First Citation Excel Eagle delivered


first Cessna Citation Excel Eagle N565XL

CitationPartners and Yingling Aviation have together delivered the first Citation Excel Eagle on 25 June 2021 to North Central Aviation of Blaine, MN.

Russ Meyer, Chairman Emeritus at Cessna Aircrat Company said: “This is light years beyond your typical, garden variety re-furb; it is a true nose-to-tail transformation of the aircraft.”

In January of this year, using an all-new process designed and developed by CitationPartners, a fleet of Citation Excels began its transformation to Citation Excel Eagles. With extensive inspections by the original manufacturer, numerous new parts and systems, plus Garmin G5000 avionics, a totally new interior and a complete strip and paint, the marketplace responded quickly and enthusiastically. As evidence of this, all six Eagles scheduled for delivery in 2021 are under contract. In the coming weeks, please be watching for the announcement of Phase Two of the Citation Excel Eagle program with deliveries planned for 2022.

Cessna Citation Excel Eagle N565XL interior

Greg Krantz, Director of Operations for North Central Aviation, said: “The exceptional quality of the Eagle, combined with its airframe engine, engine and APU support programs have frankly exceeded our expectations. The process from day one was just like acquiring a totally new aircraft. When you couple all this with the professionalism of the team from Citation Partners, Yingling Aviation and jetAVIVA, you have a truly winning combination.”