This aircraft follows all the basic AI requirements. It is specially designed for Artificial Intelligence [AI] to simulate air traffic, it is able to land and take off with extreme precision at the main airports in the game, it is also a playable aircraft, you can enjoy air collisions, target shooting or just enjoy of a more realistic air traffic.
Tags: AI Planes / Auto Spawn / AI Air Traffic / Artificial Intelligence / AI controlled.
MAPA Aviation 2023
About the Aircraft:
The Cessna Citation Excel is a modern, medium-sized, high-performance executive twin-engined aircraft, with straight wings and turbofan engine, capable of comfortably transporting seven or eight passengers on interstate and international trips, developed and manufactured on a large scale in the United States from of the 1990s by the Cessna Aircraft Company, which used as a basis for its creation two successful executive jet projects, the Cessna Citation VII and the Cessna Citation Ultra, but with a significant amount of changes and aerodynamic refinements that make the Citation Excel a almost completely new design.
With the success of Cessna's high-end Citation VII, the manufacturer saw a market for an aircraft with the Citation X's features but aimed at a more traditional market, where it would chiefly compete with twin-turboprop aircraft.
The project was announced at the annual NBAA convention in October, 1994, and the prototype aircraft took off on its first flight on February 29, 1996. Federal Aviation Administration certification was granted in April 1998, by which time Cessna had over 200 orders for the aircraft. Its unit cost in 1999 was US$8.7M. By the time the 100th Excel was delivered in August 2000, an aircraft was coming off the Wichita production line every three days. A total of 308 were built before production switched to the Citation XLS.
The Citation XLS was the first "makeover" that the Excel received, with deliveries beginning in 2004. Besides a glass cockpit based on the Honeywell Primus 1000 EFIS avionics suite, the XLS featured the upgraded PW545B engines with increased performance. It was produced in 330 units. By 2018, ten year old XLS models were trading near $4 million.
The Citation XLS+, or simply "Plus" configuration was another upgraded version of the aircraft which began delivery in 2008, with the inclusion of FADEC engine controls, improved PW545C engines, and a completely revised nose design similar to that found on the Citation Sovereign and Citation X. The Citation XLS+ features Collins Pro Line 21 Avionics and a four screen LCD EFIS display as opposed to the three tube (CRT) Honeywell display in the XL and the three screen LCD Primus 1000 in the XLS. In 2023, its equipped price was $16.11M.
At the EBACE industry conference in May 2023, Cessna announced an updated model, the Cessna Citation Ascend, with new avionics, engine improvements, and an upgraded interior featuring a flat cabin floor, enlarged windows and swiveling passenger seats. The Ascend is expected to enter into service in 2025.
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- Power/Weight Ratio 5.416
- Wing Loading 32.0lbs/ft2 (156.2kg/m2)
- Wing Area 778.4ft2 (72.3m2)
- Drag Points 6468
- Number of Parts 93
- Control Surfaces 7
- Performance Cost 492