Nextant Builds on Middle East Success Sales Agent JetHQ to Expand Reach, Sales Force

  • JetHQ territory now covers Middle East, India and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Enhanced sales team specializes only in Nextant products
  • Upgrade follows delivery of first 400XTi for Saudi market
  • 400XTi performance, economy, reliability and build quality seen as key advantages in developing markets

CLEVELAND, OHIO, May 19, 2015 – Nextant Aerospace (a Directional Aviation Capital company), which makes the award-winning 400XTi – the world’s only remanufactured business jet – and is currently flight-testing its new G90XT turboprop, today announced a major expansion of its Middle East sales operation.

The company’s regional agent JetHQ has just celebrated delivery of its first 400XTi to a Saudi customer and is now setting its sights on additional markets in India and Sub-Saharan Africa.

JetHQ Founder and MD Garett Jerde is upbeat about prospects for his new enlarged territory. “This is an exciting opportunity for customers in India and southern Africa to get the advantages in range, comfort, performance and operating economics that only the 400XTi can offer. It’s a spacious, rugged airplane with exceptional reliability figures and an unbeatable purchase price. Speaking with fleet operators and individual owners, these are the factors that really matter to them – and the 400XTi delivers across the board. To meet the increased demand we are seeing, JetHQ is also pleased to announce the opening of our new office in Johannesburg to better serve our customers.”

JetHQ has appointed Ryan Dreyer as specialist sales agent for Africa. With a wide-ranging background in the travel and leisure industries, he has quickly established a deep understanding of the continent’s GA customers’ requirements. “Flying in Africa is like nowhere else in the world. To succeed here a business jet has to be equally ready for basic strips and international hubs, comfortable on long sectors and technically dependable. The 400XTi does all this and a lot more too, while costing way less than the competition. I’m expecting serious interest, especially in our special missions versions.”

As a former South African amateur golf champion, Ryan brings with him a solid understanding of the travel patterns in Africa and is looking forward to representing the Nextant brand on the continent.

About Nextant Aerospace

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 – all 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 will soon be available in the Nextant G90XT turboprop powered by next-generation GE H75-100 engines and introducing an enhanced Garmin G1000 integrated flight deck. Founded in 2007, Nextant is a Directional Aviation company based in Cleveland, Ohio. For more information, 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 singular focus is private business aviation. Combining strategic aviation ownership, unmatched experience and revolutionary vision, Directional continues to innovate and reshape private aviation. Directional’s unique industry expertise enables them to quickly understand business aviation companies and provide the financing and operational strategy needed to take advantage of evolving market opportunities. For more information, visit

About JetHQ

JetHQ is a Dubai-based aircraft consultancy, founded on the belief that the most valuable asset in aviation is trust. The company strives not simply to buy or sell aircraft for its clients but to build a lasting relationship through which all aircraft services may be provided by a trusted partner. It has the expertise to find the best plane to fit a customer’s needs, or match a buyer for the aircraft a customer intends to sell. JetHQ sees the most growth opportunities in emerging markets where buyers have been purchasing their aircraft directly from OEMs or sellers worldwide. JetHQ’s goal is to get into these markets, starting with the Middle East, India, and Africa, and show the customer the value of having a knowledgeable partner who works for their interest throughout the entire ownership process.

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