Cessna Citation XLS Gen2 achieves FAA certification

The Cessna Citation XLS ©Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation has achieved Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification for the Cessna Citation XLS Gen2 business jet and has delivered the first customer aircraft to a long-time Citation operator in the Midwest.

The Cessna Citation XLS Gen2 is the latest model of the Citation 560XL midsize business jet series, which began with the introduction of the Citation Excel in 1998. More than 1,000 560XLs have been delivered throughout the past 25 years.

Textron Aviation first unveiled plans for the Citation XLS Gen2 during the October 2021 National Business Aviation Association – Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, representing a significant commitment from Textron Aviation to enhance and redesign aircraft around customer needs. Shaped by extensive customer feedback, the upgrades focus on technology and design.

The Cessna Citation XLS Gen2 is designed and produced by Textron Aviation, a Textron Inc. company.

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