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Name 560X Citation Excel
Manufacturer CESSNA
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Medium
Type code L2J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Mass group UNK

Manufacturered as:

CESSNA Citation Excel
CESSNA 560XL Citation XLS
CESSNA 560XL Citation Excel

CESSNA 560X Citation Excel

CESSNA 560X Citation Excel


Small to mid-size, short range corporate jet. In service since 1998. CESSNAs new business development of Citation family with shorter Citation X fuselage, unswept supercritical wings of the Ultra and new PW 545A engines.

Technical Data

Wing span 17 m55.774 ft
Length 15.8 m51.837 ft
Height 5.2 m17.06 ft
Powerplant 2 x 16,2 kN P&W PW545A turbofans.
Engine model Pratt & Whitney Canada PW500

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C56X

  • A320 / C56X, vicinity Geneva Switzerland, 2011 (LOS HF) (On 17 August 2012, a Swiss A320 being positioned under radar vectors for arrival at Geneva was inadvertently vectored into conflict with a Cessna Citation already established on the ILS LOC for runway 23 at Geneva. Controller training was in progress and the Instructor had just taken control because of concerns at the actions of the Trainee. An error by the Instructor was recognised and de-confliction instructions were given but a co-ordinated TCAS RA still subsequently occurred. STCA was activated but constraints on access to both visual and aural modes of the system served to diminish its value.)