December 18, 2019
The Cessna Citation XLS is the second aircraft in the Citation Excel series. It is an updated version of the original Citation Excel (Model 560 XL). Upgraded Pratt & Whitney PW545B engines allow for an enhanced powerplant performance.
As of October 2019, 64% of Citation XLS aircraft were purchased pre-owned by their current owner, the other 36% new. 3.7% are for sale with the majority of those (75%) under an exclusive broker agreement. When for sale the average time on the market is 231 days.
The first delivery of the Citation XLS occurred in 2003 and production ended in 2008. The Citation XLS was replaced by the XLS+ model which was another upgraded model in the Excel series. A total of 330 Citation XLS business jets have been built with 1 retired and 1 still at the manufacturer.
There are 328 Citation XLS business jets in operation today. Most of these are wholly owned (236) with 12 in shared ownership and 80 in fractional ownership. 7% are currently leased. North America has the largest percentage of wholly owned Citation XLS aircraft (70%), followed by Europe (15%). NetJets – US has the largest fleet of Citation XLS aircraft (56) followed by NetJets – Europe with 24 aircraft, for a total of 80 in fractional ownership.