Nextant Aerospace Appoints James Immke As Vice President of Quality and Safety

  • Immke joined Nextant in 2010 as the Director of Quality Assurance
  • The promotion is in line with company’s focus on safety and quality

CLEVELAND, OHIO, July 16, 2013 – Nextant Aerospace (“Nextant”), maker of the world’s only remanufactured business jet, the Nextant 400XTi, has announced the appointment of James Immke to the position of Vice President of Quality and Safety. Immke joined Nextant Aerospace in August 2010 as the Director of Quality Assurance. He has over 20 years of quality and safety experience in highly regulated industries, including Aerospace and Defense.

“Since joining Nextant in 2010, James Immke has been a constant champion of product safety, quality and process improvement,” says Sean McGeough, President of Nextant Aerospace. “He is recognized as a forward-thinking leader and we believe that his breadth of experience will help us to maintain and improve quality standards throughout the entire remanufacturing process. Our rapidly expanding business demands that we have the systems and controls in place to deliver squawk-free aircraft straight off the production line.”

During Mr. Immke’s tenure at Nextant, he drove and directed the formulation and implementation of policies, standards and procedures for the company’s quality system, aiding Nextant in its journey from the development of a concept aircraft to becoming a world-class remanufacturing facility. In his new role, Mr. Immke will focus on strategic quality, safety and reliability improvements. He will partner with global civil aviation authorities to ensure that Nextant continues to successfully deliver the highest quality product in a demanding global market.

“The 400XTi was engineered with industry-leading dispatch reliability and I look forward to making sure that promise is realized in every aircraft we build,” said Mr. Immke. “We will continue to refine our remanufacturing processes to improve quality, safety and work flow – all of which will deliver value to our customers and their bottom lines.”

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 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.

About Directional Aviation Capital

Directional Aviation Capital is a private investment firm whose single focus is private business aviation. Combining strategic aviation ownership, unmatched experience and revolutionary vision, Directional continues to innovate and evolve private aviation. Directional’s unique industry experience enables them quickly to understand business aviation companies and provide the financing and operational strategy needed to take advantage of market opportunities. For more information, visit

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