- The Cessna Citation XLS Gen2 has a large cabin, transducer sound system and customizable interiors.
- The model is completely sold out and costs over $15 million.
- I toured the jet while it was on display in Geneva and was surprised by how much can fit inside.
The Cessna Citation XLS Gen2 is Textron Aviation’s latest model. I toured the private jet while it was on display at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva last week.
Two Cessna Citation models preceded the XLS Gen2, the Citation XL and XLS. A spokesperson for Textron Aviation told Insider that the new model has is updated features including stairs in the cabin door, an entry curtain, and a larger cabin.
Inside, the main cabin has two pairs of seats, as well as additional seating at the front and back.
The most popular cabin configuration is a nine-seat space, but the jet can hold up to 12 passengers.
An additional pair of adjoining seats at the front of the cabin also fold down to create room for bags and other luggage.
Beside the seat pair, there are additional storage cupboards, space for a coffee machine, and a pull-out stone counter top ideal for slicing lemons and limes.
The main cabin is also tech-friendly, boasting wireless charging ports and different sized cup holders.
The cabin has adjustable lighting, and instead of built-in speakers, it is equipped with transducers that can be controlled from any Bluetooth device. “It’s almost like being immersed in a speaker,” a spokesperson said. “It’s like being in a theatre with surround sound.”
The jet also has a touchscreen that displays a flight map and controls temperature and lighting.
A spacious toilet is situated at the rear of the cabin.
A spokesperson for Textron Aviation told Insider that the model is popular with charter companies as well as corporate customers because of the large cabin. A number of private individuals also use the jet to travel with families and pets.
Most of these private buyers tend to customize their jets, a spokesperson added, choosing from up to 20 design options.
The model I boarded had sustainable composite veneer tables made of oak and walnut, according to the company. Customers can also opt for customized stitching on the seats…
… and the carpets are made from wool and silk.
The jet is mainly suitable for flying regionally, including journeys from the east to west coast of the US or around Europe, according to Textron.
The model would set you back over $15 million – if it wasn’t already sold out.
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