Nextant Aerospace Announces Beechjet 400A Pro Line 21 Retrofit Program

Nextant Will Be the Exclusive Provider of State-of-the-Art Avionics Suite

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, OHIO — April 2nd, 2008 — Nextant Aerospace announced today the public launch of its Beechjet 400A Pro Line 21 Retrofit Program.  Nextant will be the exclusive provider of the Pro Line 21 cockpit for the Beechjet 400A. The Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Avionics package is truly one of the most popular avionics suites being offered today as both a retrofit package and in new aircraft deliveries.

“In addition to Pro Line 21 avionics incorporated as part of the 400NXT program we have identified a large market demand to upgrade the cockpits of existing Beechjet 400A aircraft with this state-of-the-art avionics suite”, said Kenn Ricci, CEO of Nextant Aerospace.

Ricci also stated that, “the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 package will provide a large reduction in the overall weight of the aircraft as well as reduced maintenance costs while significantly improving cockpit functionality and the over-all safety of the aircraft”.

Baseline pricing for the Beechjet 400A Pro Line 21 Retrofit is $390,000.  Additional configurations and options are available including three to four display variations; IFIS (Integrated Flight Information System) and XM Satellite NEXRAD Radar.  For additional information please visit .

About Nextant Aerospace
Nextant Aerospace was formed for the primary purpose of developing an aircraft modernization program with its research and development facility located at Cleveland’s Cuyahoga County Airport (CGF).  Nextant operates two full-service corporate aircraft maintenance and overhaul facilities located across the United States.  The service center network has current locations at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) and Birmingham Alabama International Airport (BHM) with two additionally planned facilities to be opened within the next 12 months.  The manufacturing, completions and delivery center is scheduled to be opened in the 2nd quarter of 2009. For more information, please visit .

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 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit

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Richmond Heights, OH  44143
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