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Textron Aviation Delivers 1000th Citation 560XL Series Jet

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  1. 1000th Milestone Citation 560XL Series Delivered
    The latest Cessna Citation 560XL series jet has been delivered to a customer by Textron Aviation. The milestone aircraft -a Citation XLS+- went to Custom Jet Charters a part 135 operator out of Florida (Palm Beach) and New York (Westchester County). This 560XL series is divided between three aircraft models, the Excel, XLS, and XLS+ and together since 1998 have accumulated 1,000 deliveries.
  2. "The 560XL series is known for propelling the landscape of business aviation forward, delivering speed, spaciousness and comfort to a new segment of the industry. Its evolution and prominence continue to resonate with customers across the globe: Every two minutes, a 560XL jet takes off or lands somewhere in the world," said Lannie O’Bannion, senior vice president, Global Sales and Flight Operations. "This milestone delivery is a direct reflection of our customers’ trust and the dedication of our employees who continue to build and support the Citation 560XL family of aircraft." From the factory, the XLS+ example is fitted with Collins Pro-Line 21 which has four displays. It is a capable aircraft with an economical range of 2,100 nautical miles and a top speed of 441-knots. It can also reach FL450 (45,000 ft) in 29 minutes.

    For more information:

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

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