The instrument panel and cockpit of a Cessna Citation Excel (CE-560XL). This Excel is taking off and flying along the gulf coast of Florida. The cockpit view is as the aircraft is approaching Alton Illinois for a landing. The Cessna Excel has a Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics suite.
The Cessna Citation Excel, also known as the 560XL, is a comfortable highly reliable medium-sized private turbofan jet manufactured by Cessna Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas. In its design of the Citation 560XL Cessna blended it’s previously popular designs by using a shortened Citation X standup cabin attached to a Citation V wing and tail. They then added the highly efficient Pratt & Whitney Canada PW500 turbofan to power this roomy business jet. For easy landings, trailing link landing gear was added to give the pilot the ability to make those glassy smooth landings over and over again. In its standard configuration it has 8 plush passenger seats and a fully enclosed lavatory. During its production run 308 were built then Cessna switched to building the 560XLS with upgraded PW545B engines with even better performance. In the Excel cockpit pilot work load is reduced by the integrated Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics suite and Full Authority Digital Engine control for the engines. To set engine power the flying pilot simply advances the throttles to the appropriate detent and the FADEC system adjust all engine parameters for the requested power setting. This aircraft is a top of the line performer with its straight laminar wing and large turbo fan engines. it can take off in 3,590 feet and climb to cruise altitude in just 18 minutes. This airplane is easy to fly and great for short runways and high altitude airports like Eagle and aspen. Maximum takeoff weight 20,200 lbs Cruise speed: 435 ktas Range: 1,700 nm Service ceiling: 45,000 ft Rate of climb: 3,500 ft/min
Video is of a Cessna Citation Excel 560xl takeoff, landing, cockpit and interior cabin.
The Cessna Citation Excel is a straight wing Citation capable of seating 8-10 passengers comfortably in a roomy stand up cabin. The excel was designed with a shortened citation X fuselage, the tail and wing of a Citation V and powered by two and Pratt and Whitney 545A turbofan engines that produce 3,804 lbs of thrust each. The blending of prior successful Citations make this a very impressive jet. It can depart short runways and climb straight to 43,00 feet. It normally cruises at 420 knots and has a 1,850 nm range. The Avionics in the instrument panel pictured here are the Honeywell Primus 1000 integrated digital avionics three screen EFIS system with dual radio control units and two Universal 1C FMS Systems. 30 minutes of emergency attitude display is provided by a Megitt AMLCD backup attitude indicator.