Cessna Citation Excel
The Cessna Citation Excel is a popular midsize private jet part of the Citation family. Cessna saw a market for a jet with the Citation X’s features but serves the more traditional market, which manufacturers then developed into the first Excel.
The Citation Excel was a combination of both technology and design from other models in the Citation family. They took the wide, stand up cabin from the Citation X, then used the supercritical airfoil to reduce drag from the Citation Ultra, then added the same tail as the Citation V. The Excel consists of all the best parts of all the other aircraft in the family, and has the roomiest cabin of any aircraft in its class, seating a max of 9 passengers. What makes the Excel so popular is that it has all the specs of a mid-size jet, but can travel at a light jet cost. The aircraft also only needs a runway of 3,590ft to take off, which is the shortest take-off distance of any other mid-size jet. The Pratt & Whitney dual engines make it out-perform all over aircraft in its class with exceptional speed, low drag, and a very quiet cabin. Overall, the Citation Excel is an aircraft that can be used for any mission, out of any airport, using any runway. It is another great private jet option in the Cessna Citation Family.
Popular routes with UberJets members using the Citation Excel include: Northeast to and from Florida, Los Angeles to and from Aspen, Los Angeles to and from Jackson Hole. *Due to the range of the Citation Excel, cross country trips require a fuel stop.
Length: 52 ft
Span: 56 ft
Height: 17 ft
Cruise Speed: 433 kts
Range: 1,858 nautical miles
Cessna Citation X: The Most Popular Private Jet
The Cessna Citation X and Citation family has been the world’s best selling private jets in the industry. The mix of both luxury, performance, and speed is the reason why it is the most popular jet out there today. Cessna prides itself on delivering high-performance specifications on all their aircraft. The Citation X family includes a few different variations including Citation XLS, Citation XLS+, and Citation X+.
The Citation X is well known for being the fastest private jet on the market. Cessna’s body frame design made this jet more aerodynamic and focused on decreasing drag. The powerful engines were manufactured by Rolls Royce each with over 6,400 lbs of thrust, making the X the first Cessna aircraft to be powered by this type of engine. Everything about this private jet is meticulously optimized for peak performance. Private Flyers want to get from point A to point B in comfort, but also as fast as possible which is why the Citation X is so popular.
The interior also features this meticulous detail. With a jet this fast, the interior needs to be quiet and smooth. Cessna’s proprietary sound-proofing cuts down drastically on noise in the cabin, creating an extremely quiet passenger experience. The Citation X excels at creating an interior that combines both comfort and style. This is a jet equipped to handle any flyer’s mission.
Length: 72.53 ft
Span: 63.6 ft
Height: 19.2 ft
Cruise Speed: 525 kn
Range: 3,125 nmi