Nextant Unveils The Innovative 400XTi

  • New interior composite cabin shell for extra headroom and shoulder space
  • Hi-tech acoustic insulation package for dramatically-reduced cabin noise (down 9dB)
  • Auto-throttle for reduced pilot workload and improved fuel economy

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, May 20, 2013 – Nextant Aerospace, the pioneer and global leader in remanufactured business jets, today unveils its latest model. The Nextant 400XTi, which will continue to retail at $4.95 million, takes the company’s passion for innovation and value to new heights, setting the standard for best-in-class performance, comfort and efficiency. Building on the proven capabilities of its predecessors, the 400XTi offers near-transcontinental range (2,003nm / 3,710 km) with a bigger, quieter cabin (down 9dB, the quietest in its class). In addition, new auto-throttle saves fuel and reduces pilot workload.

Signed at EBACE, the contract will see Jet Aviation Geneva provide maintenance services for Nextant’s growing fleet of aircraft across the continent. Just last month the companies signed a similar agreement adding Jet Aviation Singapore to Nextant’s global network of owned and authorized service centers.

“Launching the 400XTi is a proud moment for us and we’re very excited by the huge improvements it offers our customers,” says Sean McGeough, President of Nextant Aerospace. “Everything about this new airplane reflects our determination to give the best ever flying experience to owners, pilots and passengers. And at half the price of comparable products with low running costs to match, it’s going to make CFOs happy too.”

Kenneth C. Ricci, Principal of Directional Aviation Capital and CEO of Nextant, is equally enthusiastic. “The 400XTi changes everything in the light jet market. Just look at the figures. Its combination of performance and economy would make it a strong choice in any evaluation. Add a purchase price that’s about 50% less than the competition and the verdict is clear: the 400XTi is the hands-down winner.”

Best-in-Class Cabin

Already famous for its unique-in-class flat-floor design and “squared oval” cross-section, the cabin now has a revolutionary composite shell interior that adds an extra 3 inches (8 cm) of space at shoulder level and an extra 2.5 inches (7 cm) headroom. It’s also the quietest cabin in this class with a new acoustic insulation package lowers ambient noise by 9dB. A variety of seating configurations is offered, the most popular being the three-place divan + four-place club seat with best-in-class leg room between the club seats. Even the lavatory has been improved with an additional four inches (10 cm) of privacy. With available state-of-the-art cabin management and communications systems the 400XTi is an elegant statement of comfort and productivity.

Operational Improvements

With distinctive LED lights, new raked winglets might look like a style statement but in fact they contribute to improved performance by reducing drag. Lower fuel costs and more precise engine management are achieved by the use of auto-throttle which also improves efficiency and reduces workload in the cockpit.

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 as a new, zero-hour aircraft 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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