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CESSNA 560X Citation Excel

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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 3

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 <br />
Length 15.8 m51.837 ft <br />
Height 5.2 m17.06 ft <br />
Powerplant 2 x 16,2 kN P&W PW545A turbofans.
Engine model Pratt & Whitney Canada PW500

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 305 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 1094 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.53 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 969 m
MTOW 90009,000 kg <br />9 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL450 ROD ft/min APC B
WTC M Range 20802,080 nm <br />3,852,160 m <br />3,852.16 km <br />12,638,320.219 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C56X

  • A320 / C56X, vicinity Geneva Switzerland, 2011 (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.)
  • C56X, Aarhus Denmark, 2019 (On 5 August 2019, a Cessa 560XLS touched down in runway undershot at Aarhus whilst making a night ILS approach there and damage sustained when it collided with parts of the ILS LOC antenna caused a fuel leak which after injury-free evacuation of the occupants then ignited destroying most of the aircraft. The Investigation attributed the accident to the Captain’s decision to intentionally fly below the ILS glideslope in order to touch down at the threshold and to the disabling of the EGWPS alerting function in the presence of a steep authority gradient, procedural non-compliance and poor CRM.)
  • C56X, Port Harcourt Nigeria, 2013 (On 14 July 2011, the crew of a Cessna Citation intentionally continued a night ILS approach at Port Harcourt below the applicable DA without having any visual reference with the runway and a crash landing and lateral runway excursion which severely damaged the aircraft followed. The Investigation did not establish any reason for the violation of minima but noted the complications which had arisen in respect of CRM because of two-Captain flight crew. Absence of two-way radio communications between the fire trucks and both ATC and the AFS Watch Room was noted to have delayed discovery of the crashed aircraft.)