Nextant Aerospace Places 2011 Order of Pro Line 21 Shipsets

Nextant Reserves 11 Shipsets of the Rockwell Collins Flight Deck Upgrade

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, OHIO — October 20, 2010 – Nextant Aerospace announces today they placed their 2011 order for the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 upgrade kits for the 400XT project. The Pro Line 21 upgrade delivers increased situational awareness and control and provides reduced flight deck workload, maintenance and weight.

“We placed this order, which is expected to exceed $3M in baseline and additional options, to prepare for our already committed 400XT delivery schedule in 2011. The response we have received from the market shows great interest in the 400XT aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled throughout the year to support the 2011 400XT deliveries” 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.
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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

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

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