ZHUHAI, CHINA, NOVEMBER 10, 2014 – Nextant Aerospace (“Nextant”), maker of the Nextant 400XTi – the world’s only remanufactured business jet – and the forthcoming Nextant G90XT turboprop, today announced the appointment of STAECO (Beijing) Business Jet Maintenance Co, Ltd (“STAECO BJ”) as its first authorized service center in the Greater China region. The authorization ceremony will be at Airshow China, which takes place November 11-16, 2014 in Zhuhai, Guangdong. STAECO BJ will provide line maintenance and AOG support from its base at Beijing Capital International Airport.
Date and time: Tuesday, November 11, 1:30pm
Location: Airshow China, booth B2-5
STAECO BJ is a subsidiary of Taikoo (Shandong) Aircraft Engineering Company Ltd, one of China’s most experienced and respected MRO and engineering organizations. STAECO BJ has CAAC Part 145 certification on nine business jet types which cover 75% of all business jet activities in the Beijing area. STAECO BJ works with some of China’s leading fleet operators including Nanshan Jet, Good Jet, MetroJet (Hong Kong) and Lily Jet (Hong Kong).
“The selection of STAECO BJ as our first authorized service center for China means that our customers will now receive the same quality of care and technical capabilities in China that they have come to expect from Nextant worldwide,” said Nextant President and CEO Sean McGeough. “We expect the Greater China region to be a significant market for Nextant and it was important to establish a world-class support infrastructure ahead of our first delivery to China.”
STAECO BJ will join an international network of owned and authorized service centers including Jet Aviation and Constant Aviation. All Nextant service centers have full access to Nextant’s global spares inventory and distribution infrastructure, which is supported by Directional Capital’s Aerospace Products International (API).
“It is an exciting opportunity to work with Nextant, as Nextant is a fast-growing company like ours,” said Lin Zhongsong, General Manager of STAECO BJ. “As more Chinese customers learn about the value and benefits of the Nextant remanufacturing concept, we believe its business jet fleet will grow quickly here and that’ll be excellent business for us.”
STAECO BJ will work closely with AVIC International Aero-Development Corporation (“AVIC ADE”), Nextant’s exclusive sales representative for the Greater China region. “Our partnerships with AVIC ADE and STAECO BJ give us access to some of the most respected and capable aviation resources in China,” continued Mr. McGeough. “With their support we expect to replicate the type of success that has seen Nextant deliver nearly 50 aircraft to 10 countries and log over 35,000 fleet hours with an average global AOG Return to Service time of less than nine hours.”
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 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 expected to repeat this success with the Nextant G90XT turboprop powered by next-generation GE H75-100 engines and an enhanced Garmin G1000 integrated flight deck. Founded in 2007, Nextant is a Directional Aviation company based in Cleveland, Ohio. For more information, visit www.nextantaerospace.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @nextantaero or LinkedIn.
About AVIC International
With $37 billion in assets and $24 billion in revenues, AVIC International has wholly owned or holding subsidiaries in major cities across China, over 110 branches in more than 50 countries, and owns eight listed companies. The general aviation business of AVIC International is dedicated to aircraft sales, management, service, charter and pilot training.
About STAECO BJ
STAECO BJ is a CAAC Part 145 repair station based at Beijing Capital International Airport. Backed by STAECO (Jinan), China’s leading business jet MRO, and equipped with more than 40 experienced engineers, STAECO BJ is committed to providing professional maintenance service to business jets at Beijing airport. STAECO BJ has the capabilities to service most current business jet types in China.