October 7, 2014
Overview including differentiating features from other aircraft in its category
The Cessna Citation XLS+ is the third aircraft in the Citation Excel series. It is the updated version of the Citation XLS and features improved Pratt & Whitney PW545C engines and an upgraded Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite. Exterior and interior restyling is also integrated into the new model, most prominently the extended contour of the nose and expanded seat widths.
As of March 2014, the Citation XLS+ market is comprised of 16% pre-owned. The percentage for sale is 8.7% with 57% of that under an exclusive broker agreement and average days on the market are 212 days.
The first delivery of the Citation XLS+ occurred in 2008 and it is still currently in production. A total of 164 aircraft have been produced with all but three of those presently in operation.
There are currently 161 Citation XLS+ aircraft in operation worldwide with 159 of those wholly ...