Cyril Martiniere, Managing Director, Jet Aviation Geneva; Stefan Benz, Vice President MRO and FBO Operations, EMEA & Asia, Jet Aviation; Sean McGeough, President, Nextant Aerospace; Jay Heublein, Executive Vice President Global Sales and Marketing, Nextant Aerospace.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, June 11, 2013 – Nextant Aerospace (“Nextant”), maker of the Nextant 400XTi, the world’s only remanufactured business jet, has announced Jet Aviation Geneva as an authorized service center for Europe.
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.
With its fuel-efficient, low-emission engines and impressive range (2,003 nm/3,709km) the 400XTi is ideally suited to the European market where it has made a strong sales debut. Now fully EASA-certified, demand for the low-cost jet is expected to grow even further.
The 400XTi is about half the price of its competitors with significantly lower maintenance and operating bills. Its full factory warranty is backed by a worldwide network of owned and authorized service centers and the world’s largest inventory of BE40 rotable parts. Jet Aviation Geneva will have full access to Nextant’s global spares inventory and distribution infrastructure, which is supported by Directional Capital’s Aerospace Products International (API).
Jet Aviation, founded in Switzerland in 1967, is an established leader in business aviation services with 22 facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. The Geneva Service Center, which opened in 1969, provides complete maintenance, repair and avionics support as well as FBO services. It also supplies unscheduled maintenance services including defect rectification, structural repairs, engine replacements and AOG services.
“We are delighted to expand our strong working relationship with one of the world’s premier service providers.” says Jay Heublein, Nextant’s EVP Global Sales and Marketing. “Europe is a key market for us and we’re determined to give our European customers the very best in after-sales service. Our new 400XTi is a class-leading aircraft and with Jet Aviation we can now offer its owners and operators an equally-exceptional standard of support.”
“Nextant Aerospace offers a unique product and we are extremely glad to be selected as an authorized service center in Europe," said Cyril Martiniere, Managing Director, Jet Aviation Geneva. "We look forward to supporting Nextant’s customers with our world-class maintenance services.”
About Nextant Aerospace
Nextant Aerospace was founded in 2007 for the primary purpose of developing an aircraft modernization program. The company is credited with being the first to introduce the concept of aircraft remanufacturing to the business jet market. The Nextant 400XTi is a remanufactured Beechjet 400A/XP equipped with the Williams FJ44-3AP engines and Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21™ integrated avionics suite. The new aircraft also benefits from significant aerodynamic enhancements including newly designed nacelles, pylons and an improved engine mounting configuration. The 400XTi is delivered as a new aircraft with a two-year, full aircraft warranty and is supported by a global network of owned and authorized service centers. Nextant’s design and manufacturing facility is located in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Cuyahoga County Airport. For more information, please visit www.nextantaerospace.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @nextantaero or join us on LinkedIn.
About Jet Aviation
Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was founded in Switzerland in 1967 and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. More than 4,500 employees cater to client needs from 22 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North and South America. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, FBO and fuel services, along with aircraft management, charter services, aircraft sales and personnel services. Jet Aviation's European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of more than 250 aircraft. Please visit www.jetaviation.com and follow us on Twitter @jetaviation.