Cessna Citation XLS Gen2 achieves FAA certification, begins deliveries

The latest update to the best-selling midsize business jet family of the 21st century has entered into service.

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

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

“Loyal Citation customers inspire us to continually invest in bringing the latest design and technology to our product line,” said Lannie O’Bannion, senior vice president, Sales and Flight Ops.

УThis fresh approach to our popular 560XL series includes comfort and productivity upgrades requested by our customers, yet retains the modelТs combination of performance and efficiencies that offers midsize jet features at a smaller jet operating cost.Ф

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.