Nextant Aerospace marked the delivery of the first Nextant 400XT into the Swiss market, and its third into Europe. The aircraft will be operated by aircraft maintenance, charter and management firm TAG Aviation. “We are proud to have the Nextant 400XT chosen by TAG Aviation as the latest addition to their fleet,” said Nextant vice president of sales and marketing Jay Heublein. “For over three decades TAG Aviation has been a global leader in the business aircraft industry.”
The Nextant 400XT, a remanufactured Beechjet 400A/400XP with more fuel-efficient Williams engines and aerodynamic improvements, entered service in late 2011 and recently gained EASA certification, paving the way for the handover to TAG. With its 2,003-nm range, the twinjet can fly nonstop from Geneva to nearly anywhere in Europe or North Africa.
“The Nextant 400XT is an ideal aircraft for many customers in Europe,” said TAG Aviation CEO Robert Wells. “The aircraft delivers excellent value and very attractive cabin comfort, speed and range. As an operator, we also appreciate the improvements that the Nextant represents, which are expected to enhance dispatch reliability and lower maintenance costs.”
Nextant currently has a sales backlog in excess of $175 million for the 400XT, the Cleveland, Ohio-based aircraft remanufacturing company said.