Best of the Best 2016: Business Jets | Light Midsize: Cessna Citation XLS+
“This is a great overall aircraft, with a very good cabin and exceptional runway performance. It is great for north–south trips from runways that are inaccessible to many of its competitors.” —Kevin O’Leary
“ ‘Tried and true’ is the best way to describe the Citation XLS+. This is one of the most popular products produced by Cessna. It has great operating economics and very acceptable performance characteristics.” —William Quinn Jr.
“The Citation XLS+ continues to dominate its segment because of its combination of a comfortable cabin, excellent runway performance, and efficiency.” —Peter Agur Jr.
“The XLS has been one of Textron’s most successful product lines because of its operating capabilities and range, and because it provides a very comfortable cabin space for six passengers.” —H. Lee Rohde III
- The Citation XLS+ has a range of 2,417 miles and a maximum cruising speed of 508 mph.
- It can take off from runways as short as 3,560 feet, land on ones 3,180 feet long, and climb to 45,000 feet in 29 minutes.
- The cabin is 18 feet 6 inches long and is usually arranged to accommodate eight passengers, including six in fully reclining leather seats. It can be configured to include cabinets and a refreshment center.
- The cabin retains sea-level pressurization at altitudes as high as 25,000 feet.
Cessna, cessna.txtav.com ($12.75 million)