Nextant Aerospace announced yesterday at ABACE 2013 in Shanghai that it has appointed China Great Wall Industry Corp. as its exclusive sales agent for the greater China region. The new China dealer has also placed an initial order for up to 18 Nextant 400XTs (three firm orders and 15 options) potentially worth $89 million.
According to Cleveland, Ohio-based Nextant, the company will deliver the remanufactured Beechjet 400As in a mix of executive and special-mission configurations to China Great Wall over the next 24 months. The Chinese company will also help Nextant establish a product-support and spare-parts distribution network in China.
Meanwhile, Nextant named Wei Jing as its director for business development in China. In her new role, Wei will oversee the Nextant 400XT’s introduction and expansion in this fast-growing business jet market.