26 Jul Nextant Aerospace Features G90XT at Oshkosh 2017
World’s first business aviation turboprop with single lever power control technology and electronic engine control system
CLEVELAND, OHIO, Wednesday, July 26, 2017 – Nextant Aerospace, builders of the 400XTi, G90XT, and newly announced Challenger 604XT – will showcase its first fully conforming G90XT turboprop in Oshkosh, WI at the 2017 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in July 24 – 30.
“The G90XT realizes the complete potential of this airframe. It has all of the technology and performance that customers have been waiting for,” remarked Jay Heublein, Executive Vice President at Nextant Aerospace. ”Our goal from the beginning was to create the safest twin engine operating platform possible while bringing the latest in technology to one of the most robust airframes ever created.”
“The turboprop market as a whole has not benefited from the significant technology advances that have driven the business jet market over recent decades,” stated Heublein. “The G90XT is setting a new industry standard for simplicity, maintainability, and safety in the turboprop market.”
Powered by the GE H75 engine, the G90XT delivers a 10% improvement in Specific Fuel Consumption (SFC) relative to the current production aircraft, while achieving a 20 knot speed advantage at altitude due to the thermodynamic potential of its core. Additionally, the engine benefits from an advanced fuel delivery system which negates the requirement for a midlife hot-section, and allows for a 4,000 hour TBO; driving significantly lower maintenance costs. Nextant engineers had one overriding goal with the flight deck: perfect a simplistic, single pilot operating platform. This begins with the single lever electronic control system, complemented by an over-sized MFD; the first in this series of aircraft to integrate digital engine and fuel system indication, allowing for more accurate management by the pilot. The G90XT is also the first airframe in this series to feature an all new, digitally controlled pressurization system linked directly into the FMS.
Nathan Marker, Chief Pilot and Vice President of Flight Operations at Nextant Aerospace said, “The G90XT is particularly idyllic for the owner-flown market segment. Attributes including overall operational simplicity, a great cabin, and exceptional performance for a turboprop, should prove a very successful combination.”
Nextant Aerospace G90XT Static Display Location: Main Aircraft Display | GE Aviation | Booth 374 & 375
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 is now available in the Nextant G90XT turboprop powered by next-generation GE H75-100 engines and introducing an enhanced Garmin G1000 integrated flight deck.