Gulfstream bumped Bombardier as the most used large private jet in 2020 while holding onto the top spot in super long-range private jets, according to Argus TRAQPak
Textron Aviation’s Citation Excel/XLS, Mustang, and King Air 200 were the most flown aircraft in their respective categories
Gulfstream Aerospace had the most popular large cabin and super long-range private jets in 2020, according to just-released data from Argus TRAQPak.
At the same time, Textron Aviation saw three of its business aircraft take the top spot in three of the eight categories. Its Beechcraft King Air 200 was the most flown multi-engine turboprop. The Cessna Citation Mustang was the most popular very light jet. Its Citation Excel/XLS/XLS+ won the midsize private jet category.
Citation XLS+ profile, including current pricing, manufacturing dates, cabin size and passenger capacity, range, speed, baggage space, fractional ownership and jet card options
Cessna Citation XLS+ Facts
This midsize Citation XLS + (from 2008 and ongoing) follows the Citation XLS (2004 to 2009) and Excel (1998 to 2004), and popularity is in its fleet size. There are over 800 of the types active today, according to Amstat.
On the used market, used XLS+ models can be found starting at $9 million while the Excel variety goes for under $2 million.
Production Start: 2008
Production Ends: Ongoing
Midsize although NetJets sells the XLS it as a light jet in its jet card and fractional programs
As of December 2019, Amstat lists 246 Citation XLS+ in service, 328 of the XLS, and 369 of the Excel variety.