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Biz Jet Report: Citation XLS+ Jakarta-Surabaya  
User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 10298 times:

Reason for trip

Got to do another 24 hour layover in Surabaya for a business trip. As usual, I was resigned to the fact that I will be flying the usual Garuda B738 in J back and fourth. However, a few days before I was due to depart, a friend called me up and said he got a near new Citation XLS+ with empty legs to and from Surabaya, and I said hey, why not. So here comes another biz jet report from me

03 Oct 2011
Jakarta Halim (HLP) – Surabaya (SUB)
Airline (Jet Charter Company): Jet Royal
Aircraft Operator: Privately Owned
Aircraft: Cessna Citation XLS+
Registration: PK-DPD
First Flight: 23 Sep 2009
ETD: 0700am
ETA: 0803am

This will actually be my first time in a mid size biz jet and I am pretty excited about it. The Citation XLS+ is the latest variant of the XLS which first flew in 1998. Everything else about the flight was rally nice and I was especially surprised with the roomy cabin in this bird.

There she is waiting for me in the morning light
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2926.jpg
Cabin Views
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2928.jpg
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http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2933.jpg
Getting ready for push back and taxi. Note the increasing number of Biz Jets in Jakarta
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2934.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2935.jpg
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Final checks
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2938.jpg
ET phone home?
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2939.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2940.jpg
Take off Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqSsxKlsQus

Inflight
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2942.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2943.jpg
Regular fold out table as in most Biz Jets
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2945.jpg
Landing Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN9ELx430AE

On the ground in Surabaya
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2947.jpg
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http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2955.jpg

01 Oct 2011
Surabaya (SUB) – Jakarta Halim (HLP)
Airline (Jet Charter Company): Jet Royal
Aircraft Operator: Privately Owned
Aircraft: Cessna Citation XLS+
Registration: PK-DPD
First Flight: 23 Sep 2009
ETD: 14.10pm
ETA: 1520pm

As all of you heard, the beauty of private jets is that you fly when you want to fly, well not this instance! Since I was heading back to Jakarta on an empty leg, I had to wait for the flight to drop off some pax in DPS before picking me up in SUB on the way back to HLP. However, we were delayed out of Sub due to the fact air traffic was really bad in DPS due to the earthquake there a day before, and although everything was fine, naturally there were quite a number of people that wanted to leave, and some airlines even added extra flights, hence the air traffic congestion and delay in getting a departure clearance out of DPS. When my aircraft finally arrived, I was really happy to see her and although flew her just a day earlier, I was still pretty excited to ride her one more time back to Jakarta.

Landed and parked for less than 10 mins and getting ready for take off again
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2957.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2958.jpg
Coming aboard
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2960.jpg
Looking towards the cockpit from mid cabin
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2963.jpg
Final checks
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2964.jpg
And we are off (Note the Green Garuda livery is actually the new livery for their low cost offspring, Citilink)
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2965.jpg
Take off run
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWIPnw3VjVQ

ET has not called me yet
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2966.jpg
Really like the leather interior colours on this bird
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2967.jpg
Goodbye Surabaya
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2968.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2970.jpg
Simple to use controls
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2971.jpg
Pic of engine taken from the lavatory
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2972.jpg
Landing video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxH9YjUVNC4

Final approach into Jakarta and landing (Note the number of Biz Jets in Jakarta)
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2974.jpg
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http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2981.jpg
Goodbye you fantastic bird, hope to fly on you soon !
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Oct%2013%20Surabaya/IMG_2982.jpg

Thanks for reading guys, and hope you enjoyed this short trip report.

My next trips are:

01st Nov 2011 – Jakarta-Zurich-Nuremberg-Paris-Seville-Paris-Jakarta on TG F on the B773ER and intra Europe on a private Cessna Citation Bravo
26th Nov 2011 – Jakarta – Perth-Cape Town – Perth – Jakarta with GA in J and SA in J
22nd Dec 2011 – Jakarta – Macau – Hong Kong – Jakarta on a private Bombardier Challenger 850

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5 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 9368 times:

Hi

Nice trip report, enjoyed the read! the Citation XLS seems to be a comfortable ride!


Greetings
Marc



Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlineBurj From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 901 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8910 times:

Wow! Very nice! Looks super comfortable!

Great photos! I especially like the green GA logo on the citilink plane!


User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8827 times:

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 1):
the Citation XLS seems to be a comfortable ride!

Actually i was surprised how spacious the cabin is, and i can almost stand up straight in the cabin too (bearing in mind I am 180cms tall)

Had the chance to be in the cabin of a few mid size biz jet, but I dare to say that the XLS+ is my favourtie midsize biz jet now


User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1713 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 8705 times:
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Hi thaia345,

In contrast to the Piaggio you flew earlier I find this one to have a less cozy cabin. Sure It is modern and such but me personally I like the Piaggio cabin better. Did you feel any other big differences upon flying these 2 biz jets? I also like the inflight map!

Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
Note the Green Garuda livery is actually the new livery for their low cost offspring, Citilink

Very interesting to see they adapt the 'citi' prefix as well just like for example BA Cityflyer, KLM Cityhopper,...


Sultanils



In thrust we trust.
User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 8635 times:

Quoting sultanils (Reply 4):
Did you feel any other big differences upon flying these 2 biz jets? I also like the inflight map!

The XLS+ is liek most other Biz JEts that I have been on, after awhile all Biz Jet cabins tend to feel the same, but i do admit, flying on the Avanti II was indeed a unique experience.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 4):
Very interesting to see they adapt the 'citi' prefix as well just like for example BA Cityflyer, KLM Cityhopper,...

well you know the saying, if you can't beat them, join them ! ahhahaah


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