The Nextant 604XT flight deck

Nextant Aerospace accelerates production of its 604XT Safe Flight AutoPower® Kits

Safe Flight’s AutoPower® System specifically designed to integrate with the Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion® flight deck upgrade on the Challenger 604 is in high demand.

CLEVELAND, OHIO, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 – Nextant Aerospace, a global leader in aircraft and component remanufacturing and builders of the 400XTi, G90XT, and 604XT, announced today that it is ramping up production of its Safe Flight AutoPower® system kits to fulfill the demand for this option on the popular 604XT Pro Line Fusion® flight deck upgrade package. The system offers 604XT operators automatic speed control from takeoff to touchdown which provides smoother speed changes during transitions. Other features included AOA and N1 flight envelope speed limit protection, engine synchronization, real-time power limits and IAS/MACH/N1 speed management, making it a highly sought- after cockpit enhancement.

AutoPower delivers significant flight performance advantages resulting in increased situational awareness, reduced crew workload, extended range/payload potential and greater passenger comfort. “The AutoPower upgrade option on the 604XT has been really well received in the market,” said Mark O’Donnell, Nextant Aerospace Executive Vice President. “Already this year, almost half of the aircraft delivered in Q1 have included the Safe Flight AutoPower upgrade with more booked well into second quarter and beyond,” he added.

Nextant’s 604XT Fusion flight deck complies with upcoming 2020 mandates and provides enhanced capabilities and safety. “We are very pleased with the market’s positive response to our AutoPower system as part of the 604XT Program,” noted Ken Bannon, Safe Flight Director of Corporate and Commercial Sales. “Pilots and passengers of the 604XT will enjoy how accurately and smoothly the system manages the aircraft’s speed through all flight conditions.”

The Nextant 604XT Safe Flight AutoPower® option is offered exclusively through Constant Aviation.

About Nextant Aerospace

Recognized as the global leader in aircraft and component remanufacturing, Nextant Aerospace has redefined the business aviation industry by using reimagined engineering and production capabilities to transform used business aircraft into new modern airframes. The airframes are rebuilt with innovative technology for improved performance, advanced flight deck avionics, and enhanced passenger cabin configurations. Nextant delivers a cabin class for every stage of ownership with its family of aircraft, consisting of the G90XT turboprop, 400XTi light jet, and 604XT large cabin. These best-in-class performance and comfort airframes are reborn at a fraction of the cost of new competing aircraft. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Nextant Aerospace offers a host of services including aircraft component repair and overhaul, engineering and certification, non-destructive testing (NTD), and parts and STC kitting. As the recipient of the Laureate Award for leadership in the field of Business Aviation, Nextant serves clients in the corporate, government/military, and airline transport aviation sectors. For more information visit www.nextantaerospace.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @nextantaero or join us on LinkedIn.

About Safe Flight

Safe Flight Instrument Corporation, a leader in aviation safety and flight performance systems, was founded in 1946. Headquartered in White Plains, New York, the company pioneered the development of Stall Warning and Angle of Attack, Automatic Throttle Systems, Wind Shear Warning, and many other innovations in aircraft instrumentation, flight performance and control systems for fixed and rotary winged aircraft. Safe Flight’s products are installed on over two-thirds of the world’s aircraft in the general aviation, corporate, commercial and military sectors. To find out more, please visit www.safeflight.com

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