CLEVELAND, OHIO, OCTOBER 22, 2014 – Nextant Aerospace (“Nextant”), maker of the Nextant 400XTi, the world’s only remanufactured business jet, announced today that the Nextant G90XT is on schedule to begin customer deliveries in the first quarter of 2015. The aircraft will make its maiden flight early next month and it is expected to fly faster and further than the competition with significantly lower operating costs.
The combination of new General Electric engines, Garmin integrated flight deck and a completely rebuilt and upgraded airframe, cockpit and cabin make the Nextant G90XT not just the most capable but also the most cost-efficient aircraft in its class. The Nextant G90XT’s rugged nature, short runway capabilities and heavy haul capacity make it ideal for a variety of mission profiles, from executive transport to financial road shows to supporting manufacturing and the extraction industries. It will have the lowest total cost of ownership of any true twin-engine business aircraft.
The Latin American market has really heated up since LABACE in August. Both of Nextant’s Latin American sales representatives – Cygnus Aviation and GFM Aviation – have signed new customers. As a result of the regional demand, Nextant has established the first authorized service center in Latin America.
“We are very pleased to see the exceptional sales demand from the US and Latin America,” said Jay Heublein, Nextant Executive Vice President for Sales and Marketing. “The advanced GE engines deliver great power, range and speed with a low fuel burn. That kind of performance, combined with their low maintenance requirements, makes a very compelling argument for anyone considering their first turboprop purchase or replacing their existing equipment. We are seeing many King Air C90 owners take advantage of these improved capabilities and convert their existing aircraft. We have mated the new GE H75-100 engines with the airframe and look forward to the first flight next month. We are on track for initial customer deliveries towards the end of the first quarter of 2015.”
The Nextant G90XT benefits from an enhanced Garmin G1000 integrated flight deck. Tailored for the G90XT, this version brings ergonomically enhanced, jet-standard features to turboprop flying to deliver improved aircraft performance, low operating costs and a host of safety and maintenance benefits. The new flight deck will also feature electronic engine and fuel indication on the multi-function display.
The ultra-low-maintenance General Electric H75-100 engines feature a 4,000-hour TBO and do not require midpoint hot sections, significantly reducing maintenance costs. A newly integrated electronic engine control system on the engines allows for single-lever power control and full auto-start capability which will protect the engine from overtemping during start-up.
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 join us on LinkedIn.