Nextant Aerospace Awarded T-1A Avionics Modernization Program Contract

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  • CLEVELAND, OHIO, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – Nextant Aerospace, builders of the 400XTi, G90XT, and Challenger 604XT, announced today that it has been awarded the United States Air Force (USAF) T-1A Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) Contract as a subcontractor to Field Aerospace.

    As part of the award, Nextant Aerospace will share the responsibility for modernizing the entire fleet of 178 T-1A trainer aircraft, 16 operational flight trainers, and 14 part task trainers. Other sub-contractors on the program include Rockwell Collins and Flight Safety International. The contract will call for the team to upgrade the existing cockpits to Pro Line 21™, as well as building multiple simulators, training aids, and courseware.

    Nextant Aerospace was launched as an aircraft modernization company with the goal of providing unique sustainability and modernization solutions for its customers. As the company works toward growing its presence and engagement with military aviation, the announcement of this award enhances the portfolio which already includes multiple military contract awards.

    “We are thrilled to be have been selected as the subcontractor to Field Aerospace on the T-1A project,” said Mark O’Donnell, Nextant Aerospace’s Executive Vice President of Operations. He continued, “We look forward to delivering an exceptional product and unparalleled service to the USAF while broadening our scope of work with the military. Jay Heublein, Nextant Aerospace’s Executive Vice President of Sales, added, “Creating affordable modernization solutions has been a hallmark feature of our business since inception. The reality of extending our mission to help serve the military through the T-1A contract adds another level of excitement to our business.”

    About Nextant Aerospace

    Nextant’s pioneering process for the remanufacturing of business jets is now recognized as an established technical and commercial success worldwide. Their first aircraft, the 400XTi, has posted sales of 70 aircraft in 13 countries. Building on that success, Nextant launched its first turboprop, the G90XT, and has now entered the large cabin category with the introduction of the 604XT. By utilizing advanced modernization techniques in the areas of avionics, power plant and structural/aerodynamic technology, Nextant offers best in class performance and comfort at a fraction of the cost of competitive aircraft.

    Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Nextant is the recipient of the Laureate Award for leadership in the field of Business Aviation. For more information visit, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @nextantaero or join us on LinkedIn.

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