Conforming Nextant 400XT To Make Debut at EBACE

 - April 26, 2011, 10:10 AM

The first production-conforming Nextant Aerospace 400XT will make its public debut next month at EBACE in Geneva. The 400XT–a remanufactured Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP with Williams FJ44-3AP engines, Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics and a zero-timed airframe complete with new paint and interior–has better fuel specifics and a greater 2,005-nm range than a base airplane. Winglets will be offered as an option in the near future. Dubbed by Nextant as 400XT production number one, the twinjet to be displayed at EBACE went into paint yesterday and will get a newly designed paint scheme. This aircraft is also outfitted with the 400XT’s standard Collins Venue in-flight entertainment system and the optional Aircell Axxess Iridium satcom system. Nextant vice president of sales and marketing Jay Heublein told AIN that this particular 400XT is for sale, making it one of the few remaining slots for 2011 delivery. The Cleveland-based company currently has four other aircraft undergoing remanufacturing and expects to deliver eleven 400XTs in total this year. Within three years, the delivery rate is expected to rise to 48 annually. Certification of the $3.975 million 400XT now hinges on approval of the Williams engines, which is pending.