US company Nextant Aerospace have been cutting the costs of business jet ownership without cutting corners with their specialised remanufacturing process. The company’s flagship model, the Nextant 400XT, takes the Beechjet 400A/XP through a 6,000 man-hour remanufacturing process that refurbishes all life-limited components to zero-time status and via either overhaul or replacement, Nextant ends up with a jet 88% new but at almost half the cost of comparable models.
Their latest model, the 400XTe, is an entry level remanufactured jet, which combines the performance of the already successful 400XTi with a significantly lower purchase price creating a simplified base package. The aircraft modifies the Proline 21 system to a three screen system and leverages Computational fluid dynamic (CFD) tuned Engine Pylons and Nacells. Further, it includes a refurbished interior in place of a re-designed cabin. Items that have made the 400XTi so successful like the FJ44-3AP Engines and FADEC are retained.
Nextant Pacific is gearing up for a regional tour at the end of the 2018 to visit each market and discuss the aircraft in further depth. This will culminate with a presence at the Avalon Airshow in February to further promote the aircraft.