Report: Cessna may replace Sovereign 680, Citation XLS+

The Citation XLS+ may soon be replaced with an upgraded model

FlightGlobal reported last week that Cessna Aircraft Company is developing a pair of business jets to compete with the super-light and mid-sized offerings from Embraer, its Legacy 450 and Legacy 500.

The two new Cessna models would replace the Citation XLS+ and Sovereign 680. As most of Cessna’s new deliveries have focused on the very light jet Citation Mustang, the company’s executives expect orders to shift toward light and midsize aircraft.

The news comes as Embraer announced last week that it will open a manufacturing plant in Florida.