Nextant Aerospace Announces Exclusive Pro Line 21 Contract

Program Brings State-of-the-Art Avionics Suite to Popular Beechjet 400A

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, OHIO — April 23rd, 2008 – Nextant Aerospace announced today an exclusive contract with Rockwell Collins to provide a Pro Line 21 Major Retrofit program for the Beechjet 400A.  The initial 40 aircraft order is placed against a planned production requirement for 436 aircraft with a total value of $62 million. The Nextant Pro Line 21 retrofit program combines one of the most popular avionics suites available with one of the most popular light/medium business jets.

“We have identified a large market demand to upgrade the existing Beechjet 400A aircraft with this state-of-the-art avionics suite.  Response since the announcement of the program has been excellent and the program is on schedule for certification.”, said Kenn Ricci CEO of Nextant Aerospace.


”The Pro Line 21 retrofit solution for Beechjet 400A operators will deliver a proven flight deck solution that reduces pilot workload, delivers enhancements in safety, efficiency and situational awareness, and increases value of the aircraft,” said Denny Helgeson, vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems for Rockwell Collins. “We look forward to working with Nextant to provide these new capabilities to the marketplace.”

Nextant expects STC approval in the third quarter of 2008 with installations and delivery immediately to follow. 

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.

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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 (formally Constant Aviation) has locations at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) and Birmingham Alabama International Airport (BHM).  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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