Nextant Aerospace announced today at ABACE 2014 that it selected Avic International Aero-Development as its exclusive sales representative for Greater China, which includes mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. This follows Nextant’s appointment of Nextant Pacific as its dealer in the Asia-Pacific region, exclusive of Greater China.
Nextant’s products include the 400XTi–a Beechjet 400A/XP with new Williams International FJ44-3AP engines and Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics, as well as other aerodynamic and reliability improvements–and the G90XT, a modified King Air 90 twin turboprop with new GE H80 engines and Garmin G1000 avionics.
Nextant Aerospace expects to receive CAAC certification for the 400XTi this year. While the Beechjet 400A/XT is certified in China, the 400XTi changes will likely be approved under a supplemental type certification program, he said, as in the U.S. and other countries.
Avic International Aero-Development will own the first 400XTi in China and has signed for a delivery position.