- First look at Nextant G90XT’s new turboprop technology
- On display: GE H75 engines and full-size flight deck mock-up – “the cockpit of the future”
- Early demand is strong and the aircraft is on pace for year-end certification
CLEVELAND, OHIO, July 11, 2014 – Nextant Aerospace (“Nextant”), maker of the Nextant 400XTi – the world’s only remanufactured business jet – and the forthcoming G90XT turboprop, today announced its participation in EAA AirVenture from July 28 to August 3 at Wittmann Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This year the company will team up with GE Aviation at their display 371/378.
Show attendees will be the first to see full-scale mock-ups of the G90XT’s “cockpit of the future” and of the GE H75 engine. Nextant has already taken delivery of the first shipped set of engines and is on track for certification of the King Air-derived remanufactured aircraft by year end.
The new-generation H75 turboprop saves weight compared to the PT-6 it replaces and benefits from GE’s broad experience in several key aspects. Major savings are expected in operating costs thanks to reduced fuel consumption, no hot sections and 4,000 hour TBO.
The G90XT also features an array of advanced technology from integrated electronic engine management and single-lever power control to the latest enhanced Garmin G1000 glass cockpit, digital pressurization and an all-new environmental cooling system. Like its jet stable mate the 400XTi, the G90XT also features a handcrafted interior, reduced cabin noise and aerodynamic refinements.
“It’s exciting to bring some of our latest design and engineering technology to Oshkosh for its first ever public appearance”, said Nextant President Sean McGeough. “Nextant is redefining the business aviation industry by combining the reliability of highly successful business aircraft with the latest technology in engines, avionics and cabin comfort. With our unique remanufacturing process we create as-new aircraft with performance that will match or surpass comparable new models for half the purchase price. That’s the transformational message we’re sending from Oshkosh to business aircraft customers everywhere.”
Nextant’s pioneering process for remanufacturing business jets is now recognized as an established technical and commercial success worldwide with significant sales in every major operator category and class-leading levels of comfort, performance, and reliability at a purchase price half that of comparable aircraft. The revolutionary 400XTi light jet features Williams FJ44-3AP engines and the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21™integrated flight deck. The same winning combination of the latest technology in remanufactured airframes is expected to repeat this success with the G90XT turboprop powered by next-generation GE H75 engines and an enhanced Garmin G1000 integrated flight deck. Founded in 2007, Nextant is a Directional Capital company based in Cleveland, Ohio. For more information, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @nextantaero or join us on LinkedIn.
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