Nextant Aerospace Announces that CAE Training Program for 400XT Business Jet Operators is Ready in Dallas/Fort Worth

  Nextant Aerospace Announces that CAE Training Program for 400XT Business Jet
  Operators is Ready in Dallas/Fort Worth

Business Wire

CLEVELAND & ORLANDO, Fla. -- October 30, 2012

Nextant Aerospace, maker of the Nextant 400XT aircraft, the world’s only
remanufactured business jet, and CAE today announced completion of the
dedicated Nextant 400XT CAE training program, including a Level D full-flight
simulator (FFS), the highest level of FFS qualification currently available.
Training for 400XT operators will be available at CAE’s facility at
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, and will begin following FAA
qualification of the FFS in November.

Nextant 400XT CAE Full Flight Simulator (Photo: Business Wire)

Nextant 400XT CAE Full Flight Simulator (Photo: Business Wire)

Nextant Aerospace collaborated extensively with CAE to ensure that the
simulator flawlessly emulates the 400XT’s Rockwell Collins Pro Line
21^TMcockpit environment as well as the aircraft’s industry-leading in-flight
capabilities and performance. To ensure both the safest and most effective
operation of the 400XT, Nextant 400XT training at CAE for two pilots is
included in the purchase price of every aircraft, with an optional line
maintenance familiarization course.

“Our commitment to dedicated flight crew training underscores that the Nextant
400XT is truly a complete business jet solution,” said Jay Heublein, vice
president, sales and marketing for Nextant Aerospace. “Unlike past
modification programs, our comprehensive remanufacturing process delivers
everything that is good about a new aircraft experience, but with a far
superior value proposition. This includes a whole aircraft warranty,
competitive financing solutions and a global product support infrastructure.”

CAE, a world leader in integrated simulation-based training solutions for the
aviation industry, has developed more than 1,000 simulators and flight
training devices for the aviation market, and has extensive experience in
avionics and engine simulation. CAE designed the Nextant 400XT full-flight
simulator to offer a training experience for pilots that is virtually
indistinguishable from actual flying.

“We are proud that we are able to provide Nextant with a training program that
is innovative, accurately reflects the capabilities of the 400XT and ensures
that flight crews have the training they need to maximize passenger safety and
satisfaction,” said Jeff Roberts, CAE Group president, Civil Simulation
Products, Training and Services.

The Nextant 400XT business jet uses a remanufactured Beechjet 400A/XP airframe
that is enhanced with new, state-of-the-art technology including the Williams
FJ44-3AP turbofan engine, the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21™ integrated
avionics suite, advanced electronics and entirely new interiors.

The resulting aircraft has a 2,003 nautical mile (3,709 km) range and cruising
speed of 460 nautical miles per hour (740 km per hour). It supports a 30
percent reduction in operating costs over the Beechjet 400 A/XP, fuel
efficiency improvements of 20-30 percent, depending on the length of the
flight segment, significantly reduced carbon emissions and noise compliance
that exceeds Stage IV requirements. The 400XT is available at a cost about
half that of competing “clean-sheet” designs.

The 400XT is considered to be a new type in the Aircraft Bluebook. Further
options include additional avionics features, and an optional seating
configuration that allows for the most leg room of any light jet in production
without sacrificing seating capacity.

About Nextant Aerospace

Nextant Aerospace was founded in 2007 for the primary purpose of developing an
aircraft modernization program. The company is credited with being the first
to introduce the concept of aircraft remanufacturing to the business jet
market. The Nextant 400XT is a remanufactured Beechjet 400A/XP equipped with
the Williams FJ44-3AP engines and Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21™ integrated
avionics suite. The new aircraft also benefits from significant aerodynamic
enhancements including newly designed nacelles, pylons and an improved engine
mounting configuration. The 400XT is delivered as a new aircraft with a
two-year, full aircraft warranty. Nextant’s design and manufacturing facility
is located in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Cuyahoga County Airport. For more
information, please visit www.nextantaerospace.com, like us on Facebook,
follow us on Twitter @nextantaero or join us on LinkedIn.

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Contact:

Nextant Aerospace
Jay Heublein, 216-261-9000
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
media@nextantaerospace.com
or
The Hubbell Group, Inc.
Nicholas Parmelee, 781-878-8882
nparmelee@hubbellgroup.com
 
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