Your Excel/XLS Transformed

Your Citation Excel/XLS is the perfect candidate for a transformation unlike any other.

The Excel was the first mid-size business jet that was not only highly affordable but offered exceptional versatility, short field performance, low cost of operation and the spaciousness of a stand-up cabin. Because of such a positive response from the marketplace, Cessna took 200 orders prior to the first Excel customer delivery.

Citation Excel refurb
Citation Excel Eagle

More than 1,000 Excel/XLSs are in active service worldwide, far more than any other model. The Citation XLS+ is still being produced by Textron Aviation and will continue to be a leading member of the Citation product line.

This translates to future parts and technical support for your Citation Excel Eagle.

The Transformation Process

Inspections by the Original Manufacturer

Well beyond what any other independent service organization can offer, The Citation Service Center is an essential participant in the Citation Excel Eagle program. It offers a unique ability, as the original manufacturer, to comprehensively inspect your aircraft to meet FAA and CitationPartners’ proprietary, and exacting standards. The outcome is a level of quality and thoroughness which is unmatched in the industry.

Citation Service Center
Citation Service Center
Citation XL repaint

After the Service Center has completed its extensive statement of work, your aircraft will be test flown to exactly the same thorough Dash-12 production flight test standards as every other new Citation.

A higher residual value is the expected outcome of CitationPartners having invested significantly in the nose-to-tail transformation of every Citation Excel Eagle. Further, the capital you invest in the transformation will qualify for bonus depreciation.

Excel Eagle Financial Benefit Analysis

In its Value Reference Guide, VREF reflects the Citation Excel Eagle as a stand-alone model that has a value $1.25M higher than the standard version of the Excel/XLS.

$1.49M  Cost to Transform Your Excel/XLS into a Citation Excel Eagle
($.39M) Less Bonus/Accelerated Depreciation at 26% Tax Rate
$1.10M  After-Tax Cost of Transformation
$1.25M  Increased Value of Your Excel/XLS After Transformation
(as per VREF Value Reference Guide)
($1.10M) Less After-tax Cost of Transformation
$150K  First-Year Net Financial Benefit, Plus, Your Aircraft
Transformed into an Excel Eagle

Performed by the Citation Service Center, managed by CitationPartners.

  • Flight evaluation (if required)
  • Inspect horizontal stabilizer boots for leak and wear
  • Perform a detailed corrosion inspection*
  • Verify all items in the cabin interior are functioning correctly
  • Perform 8-hour fuel leak check
  • Repack nose landing gear (if required)
  • Cockpit windshields, and cockpit and cabin windows inspections
  • Emergency battery capacity check
  • Accomplish visual inspection of aircraft and all components without panel removals
  • Install new tires, brakes and starter-generators

*Including all or a portion of the Doc 6 inspection at the customer’s discretion

All inspection items listed above are included in the price of your Excel Eagle and are managed directly by CitationPartners. Further, they will qualify the aircraft for a lower-cost ProParts program. Other suggested repairs, if any, for which the cost exceeds $25K will be the customer’s responsibility.

Performed by the Citation Service Center, managed by CitationPartners.

engine inspection
Citation Excel paint stripping

Avionics, Paint & Interior

Yingling Aviation

The remaining elements of the Citation Excel Eagle transformation process will be completed by Yingling Aviation, which has been a partner of Cessna for more than 70 years. Across the ramp from the Citation Service Center on Wichita’s Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, Yingling has excellent facilities and an outstanding team with the capability for full-scale interior refurbishment, exterior strip and repaint and installation of new avionics. As a long-time authorized Garmin dealer, Yingling has broad experience in the installation of avionics, including the G5000 system, for many Citation operators as well as FedEx. The avionics, paint and interior are all done under one roof to maximize quality and efficiency.

Yingling Aviation


  • Like-new designed to your spec
  • All-new veneer throughout
  • Custom designed carpet
  • Custom plating throughout
  • All-new sidewalls and window shades
  • Latest seat design
  • Finest grade aviation leather
  • Up to nine passenger interior
Standard cabin


  • Multiple striping selections available
  • Special masking to protect windows & windshields
  • Double-chemical-stripping application if needed
  • Surfaces hand scrubbed with nylon-bristle brushes
  • Chemical etching to remove residue from existing paint
  • Remove and replace sealers as needed
  • Two-coat application of corrosion primer and high-solids fill primer as needed
  • Negative flow air filtration
  • Bright work polished and new sealer applied
  • New weight and balance
  • Permaguard protection (opt.)

G5000 Avionics

Yingling will install the industry-leading, state-of-the-art Garmin G5000 avionics system. The Excel G5000 avionics system Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) was designed, engineered, flight tested, and certified by Garmin at its Olathe, KS facility. In addition to its technical superiority, the Garmin package is lighter than the existing Honeywell avionics resulting in a modest increase in useful load. FlightSafety has recently installed a fully compliant G5000 Excel simulator at its Wichita facility.

Garmin G5000 Features & Benefits

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Call 833-887-9235 or email today for details about the Citation Excel Eagle.

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