Nextant Aerospace to deliver thirty-two 400XT business jets through end of 2012

CLEVELAND, 23 May 2012. Nextant Aerospace has delivered its tenth production unit of the 400XT FAA-certified remanufactured business jet, which was delivered to a private client that will operate the plane in a traditional corporate flight department environment. Nextant is on schedule to deliver 32 aircraft by the end of 2012, according to a company spokesperson.

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CLEVELAND, 23 May 2012. Nextant Aerospace has delivered its tenth production unit of the 400XTFAA-certified remanufactured business jet, which was delivered to a private client that will operate the plane in a traditional corporate flight department environment. Nextant is on schedule to deliver 32 aircraft by the end of 2012, according to a company spokesperson.

Nextant ramped up its staff, from 28 employees a year ago to more than 150 today, to achieve full production of the 400XT aircraft. Production of each 400XT requires nearly 6,000 person-hours because of an extensive remanufacturing process. The process “effectively makes it a new plane in all material aspects by taking all life-limited components to zero-time status, either through replacement or complete overhaul,” says a representative.

“We’ve been gratified by the market’s recognition of the benefits achieved through our complete aircraft remanufacturing process,” says Jay Heublein, vice president, sales and marketing for Nextant Aerospace. “Today’s business jet customers increasingly demand superior value-both in terms of acquisition cost, operating economics, performance, and comfort. The 400XT is the only light jet that truly offers all of these features in one complete package.”

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