Cessna Citation XLS (Excel) Cessna Model Airplane
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The Cessna Citation Excel is a turbofan-powered small-to-medium sized business jet built by the Cessna Aircraft Company. With the success of Cessna's high-end Cessna Citation VII, the manufacturer saw a market for an aircraft with the X's features but aimed at the traditional Citation market, where it chiefly competes with twin turboprop aircraft. Rather than being a direct variant of another Citation airframe, the Excel was a combination of technologies and designs. To produce the Excel, Cessna took the X's wide, stand-up cabin fuselage, shortened it by about 21 feet (6.4 m) and mated it with an unswept wing utilizing a supercritical airfoil (based on the Citation V Ultra's wing) and a Citation V's tail. To power the aircraft, Cessna chose the a new Pratt & Whitney Canada turbofan, the PW545A. As a result, the Excel has the roomiest cabin in its class of light corporate jets and can seat up to 10 passengers while being flown by a crew of two.