Nextant Aerospace Announces 40 Aircraft Sale

Flight Options to Purchase 40 400XT Over 5 Year Period

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, OHIO — October 19, 2010 – Nextant Aerospace announces today they have secured an order for 40 400XT aircraft from Flight Options. These aircraft will be delivered over the next 5 years and includes Nextant’s comprehensive Power by the Hour Engine and Whole Aircraft Maintenance warranty.

“We are excited to announce our first large fleet purchase of the 400XT aircraft that is valued at over $150 Million over the next five years. The delivery schedule includes 8 confirmed aircraft to be delivered throughout 2011 which books all production slots for the year. While our certification is progressing on schedule, we are continued to be impressed with how the aircraft is performing. We see the 400XT as being a perfect fit in both the fractional and card program market.” said James Miller, President of Nextant Aerospace.

The Nextant Aerospace 400XT significantly improves the extremely popular Hawker Beechjet 400A/XP by extending its range more than 50% to over 2,000 nautical miles (4 PAX NBAA IFR) while reducing operating costs by 30%. The 400XT is equipped with a Pro Line 21 upgrade that seamlessly manages the Williams FJ44-3AP Full Authority Digital Engine control (FADEC) and enables future NEXTGEN avionics equipage requirements. Nextant provides service and support for the 400XT Power by the Hour Engine and Whole Aircraft warranty program through their dedicated service center network with locations at Cleveland, Birmingham, Teterboro, West Palm Beach and Las Vegas. For additional information, please visit .

About Nextant Aerospace
The Nextant 400XT is a remanufactured Beechjet 400A/XP equipped with the FJ44-3AP engines and Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 fully integrated avionics. The 400XT is delivered with zero timed inspections, Life Limited Components, ADs and Mandatory SBs compliance, and a 2 year whole aircraft warranty.
Nextant Aerospace was formed for the primary purpose of developing an aircraft modernization program. In 2007, Nextant launched their first aircraft retrofit program the 400XT. The 400XT includes three major upgrades to the Beechjet 400A/XP. These include upgrading the flight deck with a Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21™ avionics suite, replacing the P&W JT15D engines with Williams FJ44-3AP engines, and aerodynamic enhancements including nacelles, pylons and an improved engine mounting configuration. Nextant’s Service Center Network consists of two maintenance and overhaul facilities at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) and Birmingham International Airport (BHM) and a design and manufacturing facility located at Cuyahoga County Airport (CGF).

About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management, and simulation and training is delivered by nearly 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit

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