Nextant 400XT Completes 1875 Nautical Mile Flight

Successful Reposition to Mojave Non-Stop

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, OHIO — September 30, 2010 – Nextant Aerospace successfully completed its first long range flight as part of the 400XT certification. The flight was conducted between KCGF (Cleveland, OH) and KMHV (Mojave, CA) spanning more than 1,875 nautical miles over 4 hours and 44 minutes at an average ground speed of 400 kts. The aircraft landed in Mojave with more than 1 hour and 15 minutes fuel remaining. 

 "The flight took off just under MGTOW at 16,000 lbs and climbed directly to 43,000 feet. With the data collected on this flight we are extremely happy with how the aircraft is performing in comparison to our expectations. The majority of 400XT STC certification flight tests will be conducted out of Flight Test Associate’s facility in Mojave." 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.

For additional information, please visit www.nextantaerospace.com . 

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).   For more information, please visit www.nextantaerospace.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 www.williams-int.com .

For more information:
Nextant Aerospace
Aimee Dalton
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