Citation "Ascend"; Latest Model By Cessna A new Cessna model has hit the market and its launch has ascended to the top of the news. Textron Aviation has launched the Cessna Citation Ascend. The new model is being marketed as new can more be seen as an extension of the Citation 560XL family but with all the modern conveniences and features expected of a brand new plane in 2023. The following are the new points Cessna worked on to make the Ascend different. There is an entirely new cockpit, improved performance and a more luxurious cabin to the midsize business jet market.