- 400XTi to Provide Light Jet Foundation for Flexjet European Operations
- European-Based Fleet to Provide Point-to-Point Travel Capability within Europe
- Aircraft to Feature Handcrafted, Uniquely Designed Custom Interiors
Geneva, Switzerland – May 24, 2016– Nextant Aerospace which makes the 400XTi – the world’s only remanufactured business jet, announced today that Flexjet has selected the Nextant 400XTi aircraft as the light jet selection for its newly announced European operation.
In an earlier statement at EBACE 2016, Flexjet announced plans to acquire an existing European operating certificate and intends to make the first XTi aircraft operational by year’s end.
“The 400XTi is uniquely positioned to serve the European market,” stated Raymond Jones, FlexJet’s Managing Director, International. “The aircraft effortlessly provides point to point range across Europe necessary to join the most traveled city pairs, with exceptionally low operating costs and arguably the most comfortable cabin in the light jet market. This combination makes it an ideal solution to launch our European based operation.”
With its 2,003 nautical mile range, the 400XTi can make trips from London to Moscow; Moscow to Nice and Nice to London again. In addition, Nextant has situated service centers around the world to keep these jets well maintained no matter where they are. Soon, Nextant will be partnering with a European-based company to further expand service centers.
“We have always believed the 400XTi was a perfect aircraft for Europe,” stated Jay Heublein, Executive Vice President for Nextant Aerospace. “Flexjet brings a long standing record of operational excellence, and we look forward to working with them on this new endeavor.”
The fleet will feature a custom designed interior which will offer the most leg room in the club seating area of any light jet. Each hand-crafted Flexjet Nextant 400XTi will also include a complete refreshment center, fully enclosed aft lavatory, a 3-place divan and Wi-Fi connectivity to ensure non-stop productivity.
About Nextant Aerospace
Nextant’s pioneering process for remanufacturing business jets is now recognized as an established technical and commercial success worldwide with significant sales in every major operator category and class-leading levels of comfort, performance and reliability – all at a purchase price half that of comparable aircraft. The revolutionary 400XTi light jet features Williams FJ44-3AP engines and the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21™ integrated flight deck. The same winning combination will soon be available in the Nextant G90XT turboprop powered by next-generation GE H75-100 engines and introducing an enhanced Garmin G1000 integrated flight deck.
Founded in 2007, Nextant is a Directional Aviation company based in Cleveland, Ohio. For more information, visit www.nextantaerospace.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @nextantaero or join us on LinkedIn.
Flexjet first entered the shared jet ownership market in 1995, and celebrated its 20th anniversary in May 2015. Flexjet offers shared jet ownership and leasing. Flexjet’s shared aircraft program is the first in the world to be recognized as achieving the Air Charter Safety Foundation’s Industry Audit Standard, and Flexjet is the first and only company to be honored with its 17th FAA Diamond Award for Excellence. Flexjet’s shared program fields an exclusive array of business aircraft—some of the youngest in the shared jet industry, with an average age of approximately six years—including their LXi Cabin Collection consisting of the Learjet 75LXi, Challenger 350, the Embraer Legacy 450, Global Express and the Gulfstream G450, G500 and G650, and the Aerion AS2 supersonic business jets. In addition, the overall jet collection includes the Embraer Phenom 300, Challenger 300 and Challenger 605. Flexjet is a member of the Directional Aviation family of companies. For more details on innovative programs and flexible offerings, visit www.flexjet.com or follow us on Twitter @Flexjet and on Instagram.