Nextant Aerospace Announces Aviators As Exclusive Sales Agent In India

  • Aviators named as exclusive sales agent for India
  • Agreed purchase of three dedicated 400XT Air Ambulances, first sale to India
  • Will establish state-of-the-art air ambulance fixed-wing and helicopter service in India
  • Parts distribution is managed together with API, the industry’s leading provider of innovative distribution and supply chain services

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, May 20, 2013 – Nextant Aerospace (“Nextant”), maker of the Nextant 400XTi, the world’s only remanufactured business jet, has announced the appointment of Aviators as the exclusive sales agent for India. The company will place an initial order for three 400XTi dedicated Air Ambulances valued at $15.0 million. Aviators has vast history and deep experience with the Indian business aviation market and will play a key role in defining Nextant’s sales, marketing and customer service strategy in the region.

Established in 1994, Aviators sells, markets and operates aircraft and helicopters throughout India . The company’s latest proposal is India’s first dedicated Air Ambulance Service to facilitate quick assistance during emergency medical situations and for missions of critical transport. The goal is to provide assistance to the patient within the "Golden Hour" and help save lives with rapid response times and also provide secondary transportation. The addition of the three Nextant 400XTi Air Ambulances will complement their fleet of helicopter Air Ambulances, planned to start operations next year.

“We see strong growth potential in India and Aviators has the knowledge, experience and network to capture the opportunities,” said Jay Heublein, Nextant Global Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “It is an evolved aviation market which understands the functional nature of business aviation. With a rapidly growing economy and the third largest GDP (PPP) in the world, government and business leaders are looking for time-efficient and cost-effective travel to support their growth strategies. The 400XTi has the range to travel point to point, anywhere on the subcontinent, even in the summer heat.”

India’s experience with business aviation spans five decades as a source of competitive advantage for entrepreneurs, corporations and political leaders. The country maintains the largest entry level fleet in Asia representing 17% of the $1.7 billion market and serving over 350 domestic airports. Nextant Aerospace analysis reveals that between 2007 and 2011, 33 entry level aircraft were delivered to the India, a 94% increase over the previous five years.

“The Nextant value proposition is perfect for India,” said Arun Sharma, Managing Director for Aviators. “The 400XTi has the comfort, range and technology the Indian market expects with a price half that of the competition. There are significant opportunities for both Executive Transport and Special Missions applications. We’ve been waiting for an aircraft with this combination of price and performance to launch India’s first Air Ambulance Jet Service. This aircraft will, in a very real sense, save lives.”

About Nextant Aerospace

Nextant Aerospace is recognized as the first company in the world to introduce aircraft remanufacturing to the business jet market. The Nextant 400XTi is a completely-rebuilt Beechjet 400A/XP with Williams FJ44-3AP engines and the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21™ integrated avionics suite. The new aircraft also has major aerodynamic enhancements and an improved engine mounting configuration with redesigned nacelles and pylons. The 400XTi is delivered as a new, zero-hour aircraft with a two-year full-aircraft warranty and after-sales support provided by a global network of owned and authorized service centres. Founded in 2007, Nextant is based in Cleveland, Ohio. Nextant is a Directional Aviation Capital company. For more information, please visit, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @nextantaero or join us on LinkedIn.

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