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News: Updates to the Citation M2; XLS Announced At NBAA

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  1. Cessna Announces Citation M2; XLS Updates At NBAA
    Textron Aviation brand Cessna announced at the NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas, Nevada some upgrades and updates to two more of its Citation models, the Citation M2 and the XLS. Before you would have heard of the Updates given to the Citation CJ4 which resulted in the name CJ4 Gen2 well, similar ethos is being followed with the M2 and XLS. With the upgrades these models are now known as the M2 Gen2 and the XLS Gen2. "With the mindset that no detail is too small when shaping customer flight experiences, we've touched all areas of these aircraft to create the Citation M2 Gen2 and the Citation XLS Gen2 - from the cockpit to cargo area and everywhere in between," said Christi Tannahill, senior vice president, Customer Experience. Below are some of the features that are new to both aircraft.
  2. The Citation M2 Gen2 has the majority of the upgrades on the interior which can be seen in this example below. The cabin is reimagined in terms of finishes offering a different experience to those who have flown the standard Citation M2. Some of the areas touched in the enhanced cabin experience include premium interior styling, ambient accent lighting, re-mastered illuminated cupholders and additional in-flight accessible storage. Wireless charging capabilities and USB-A ports at each cabin seat have been added. In the cockpit the co-pilot gain 3 inches of legroom resulting in a more comfortable work area. Additionally, cabin entry threshold materials have been improved for durability and maintainability.
  3. As for the Citation XLS Gen2, upon entry you will realize a new lighted airstair door similar to what was done to the CJ4 Gen2. A new entry curtain has been added for inclement weather protection on the ground and improved cabin acoustics in flight. In the cabin for the passengers a new pedestal seat design enhances comfort with individual controls, new styling and optional quilting, while the forward couch features an optional fold-down capability, allowing passengers to access baggage in flight. An intuitive wireless cabin management system that includes a touchscreen moving map monitor, wireless charging, USB charging ports at each cabin seat and optional Bongiovi Immersive speaker-less sound system are all additional features. "The 560XL series is the best-selling midsize business jet family of the 21st century, and the customer-influenced updates we’ve made will ensure the next generation retains that title," Tannahill said. "Like its predecessors, the XLS Gen2 hits the sweet spot of offering the features, amenities and comfort of a midsize jet, but with lower operating costs." The company is now taking orders for both new models with deliveries expected to begin by the end of first quarter 2022 for the Citation M2 Gen2 and second quarter 2022. You can preview the new Gen2 interior mockups during the event at Textron Aviation’s static display at Henderson Executive Airport.

    For more information:

    Cessna Aircraft Company
    1 Cessna Blvd.
    Wichita, KS 67215
    www.turquoiseyachts.com

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