Cessna Citation XLS/Excel

This jet combines the best in light jet flexibility with midsize comfort to accommodate seven passengers.

The Cessna Citation XLS/Excel is one of the best-selling business jets ever built. It has the ability to operate out of smaller airports while still offering the comfort and amenities of a midsize jet. Over 18 feet in length, the cabin provides ample room for up to seven passengers – and enough height to stand up in. The XLS/Excel also features a full refreshment center and the largest baggage compartment in its class.

The pilot's view

Bob Camp
The Citation XLS/Excel is the best-selling business jet of all time, and with good reason. It has a light-cabin aircraft’s ability to operate out of small airports, while offering the comfort and amenities of a midsize jet.

Bob Camp, NetJets Pilot

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Built for performance

Built for performance

The world's best selling business jet, providing excellent short-field performance but it also has the range to meet many further away destinations.

Flexibility & Comfort

Flexibility & Comfort

The Cessna Citation Excel has the flexibility that a light cabin jet offers for operating out of smaller airports but can also offer the comfort and amenities of a midsize cabin jet.

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Spacious cabin

Spacious cabin

More than 18ft in length, the Excel can provides ample room and stand up comfort for up to seven passengers.

Largest baggage capacity

Largest baggage capacity

No other light jet has a larger baggage capacity. So whether you’re going for a business meeting or a family vacation, you and your passengers can bring more things with you.


An inside look at the Cessna Citation XLS/Excel.



Baggage Capacity

79 ft3

  • 3 Briefcases
  • 3 Large suitcases
  • 2 Set of skis

Maximum speed

480 MPH



2004 Miles


From short hops to globetrotting expeditions, NetJets has the perfect jet for every journey.

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Technical specifications

All the numbers you need to know, in one spot.

Max range


High speed


Passenger capacity


Interior seating length


Overall cabin length


Cabin height


Cabin width


Baggage Capacity


Download the Cessna Citation XLS fact sheet

Cessna Citation XLS

Assumptions and Disclaimers

Performance is based on standard conditions, zero wind with no runway or temperature restrictions, and NetJets standard fuel reserves. Maximum range is based on flying at long range cruise speed with two passengers. Actual flight range and cruise speed will vary with payload, wind, and weather conditions. Aircraft illustrations are not to scale. Maximum range on the G550/GV, Global 5000, and Global 6000 is achieved by accommodating an additional crewmember in the passenger cabin due to regulatory requirements.

Maximum Range (Hours) Data assumes 4 passengers for light, mid, and super-mid cabin; 6 passengers for large cabin.

All planes represent MAX capacity including belted lav, except Phenom 300

All "Miles" listed are Statute Miles. (A mile is sometimes called a statute mile or land mile to distinguish it from the nautical mile which is somewhat longer.)

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