Supplemental Type Certificate Requirements Completed as Part of 400NEXT Aircraft ProgramRICHMOND HEIGHTS, OHIO — October 20, 2009 – Nextant Aerospace announced today that all requirements have been completed for issuance of an STC for the Beechjet 400A/XP Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 to Pro Line 21 Flight Deck Upgrade.
The Pro Line 21 upgrade program combines one of the most popular avionics suites available with one of the most popular light/medium business jets. “We are excited to have completed the requirements for this STC. Not only does it mark the first certification of Pro Line 21 in a Beechjet it also concludes an important milestone in the development of the 400NEXT aircraft. Pilots and owners like the increased safety and reliability this upgrade brings to the Beechjet 400A/XP in addition to the decreased maintenance and weight.” said Mark O’Donnell, VP of Manufacturing for Nextant Aerospace.
Base price for the Beechjet 400A/XP Pro Line 21 upgrade, consisting of three displays, is $390,000. Additional options are available for four displays, IFIS (Integrated Flight Information System) and XM Satellite NEXRAD Radar. Orders placed before the end of year can include the fourth display at 50% off.
The Pro Line 21 avionics upgrade is key element of the complete 400NEXT program. The Nextant 400NEXT is designed to overcome significant limitations to the popular Hawker Beechcraft 400XP/400A by replacing the existing Pratt & Whitney JT15D engines with the new modern Williams International FJ44-3AP computer controlled engines along with the new Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics. The range of the 400NEXT will be increased from 1333 nautical miles to over 2000 (4 passenger, NBAA IFR range) with a 30% reduction in operating costs based on fuel savings alone. The 400NEXT will be offered as a remanufactured serially produced aircraft as well as a modification retrofit program.
For additional information, please visit www.nextantaerospace.com .
About Nextant Aerospace
Nextant Aerospace was formed for the primary purpose of developing an aircraft modernization program and operates two full-service corporate aircraft maintenance and overhaul facilities located across the United States. The service center network has locations at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) and Birmingham Alabama International Airport (BHM). For more information, please visit www.nextantaerospace.com .
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 www.rockwellcollins.com .
About Williams International
Williams International is the world leader in small turbine engines and customer support, with headquarters in Walled Lake, Michigan, and a design-to-production facility in Ogden, Utah. For more information about the company, its products, and support, please visit
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