Textron Unveils Two More Citation Gen2 Aircraft

Textron Aviation unveiled the next generation Cessna Citation M2 Gen2 and Cessna Citation XLS Gen2 business jets on the eve of this week’s National Business Aviation Association - Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE). The updates to the entry-level light jet and the midsize business jet usher in the next generation of aircraft design and technology, which aim to increase comfort and productivity for passengers and pilots.

The Cessna Citation business jet family is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company. The company is now taking orders for both new models with deliveries expected to begin by the end of first quarter 2022 for the Citation M2 Gen2 and second quarter 2022 for the Citation XLS Gen2. NBAA-BACE attendees will have the opportunity to preview the new Gen2 interior mockups during the event at Textron Aviation’s static display at Henderson Executive Airport.

The M2 Gen2 includes premium interior styling, ambient accent lighting, re-mastered illuminated cup-holders and additional in-flight accessible storage. Productivity has also been bolstered with the latest technology in the cabin such as wireless charging capabilities and USB-A ports at each cabin seat. In the cockpit, three inches of legroom has been added to the co-pilot position for enhanced comfort. Cabin entry threshold materials have also been upgraded for durability and maintainability.

Walking up to the Citation XLS Gen2, customers and pilots will notice the elevated ramp presence with the new lighted airstair door. An entry curtain has been added for inclement weather protection on the ground and improved cabin acoustics in flight. A new pedestal seat design enhances passenger comfort with individual controls, new styling and optional quilting, while the forward couch features an optional fold-down capability, which allows passengers to access baggage in flight.

Besides these modern design elements, the XLS Gen2 also features an intuitive wireless cabin management system that includes a touchscreen moving map monitor, wireless charging, USB charging ports at each cabin seat and optional Bongiovi Immersive speaker-less sound system.

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