Yesterday at NBAA-BACE, Textron Aviation unveiled a new generation of its two business jets, the Citation XLS Gen2 and the Citation M2 Gen2. According to Christie Tannahill, senior vice president of customer service, in the new generation, both models have been deeply redesigned, affecting even the smallest details. Textron Aviation managed to get an understanding of what and how needs to be processed thanks to active and painstaking work with Clients and their wishes. Deliveries of the Citation M2 Gen2 are expected to begin at the end of the first quarter of 2022 and the Citation XLS Gen2 in the second quarter of 2022.
For both models, Gen2 implies a greater focus on comfort and performance. The interiors have become more premium, they have now become so familiar to premium cars elements and systems: wireless charging, accent lighting, more comfortable and ergonomic chairs, more wear-resistant floor materials, and so on.
The XLS family and then XLS + are the best-selling in the middle class, and this is understandable. Cessna XLS + in terms of dimensions, convenience and comfort of the cabin, as well as flight range, belongs to the mid-size class, while operating costs are lower than the average for the class. For 25 years, more than 1000 units of this model have been produced, which is in demand among both private owners and commercial operators.