Nextant Aerospace is showing its 400XTi small-cabin, light business jet at LABACE 2013, making it the model’s Latin American debut and following up a visit last year by the company’s 400XT. Brazil is seen as a major opportunity for the remanufactured version of the Beechjet 400A/XP, which Nextant believes is a perfect fit for many requirements in the region.
Business jet remanufacturer Nextant Aerospace bolstered its global sales team as it prepares to announce its next remanufactured model. Jay Heublein has been promoted to executive vice president of global sales and marketing. The Cleveland-based company also hired Peter Walker as vice president of sales for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific, and Richard “Butch” Lang as U.S. regional sales director. Nextant recently delivered its 26th 400XT and has a more than $175 million backlog for these remanufactured Beechjets.
Nextant Aerospace of Cleveland, Ohio, will hand over the keys to the first of its remanufactured 400XTs at the NBAA 2011 Convention in Las Vegas at 2 p.m. on Monday.
Nextant Aerospace brushed off a communiqué sent by Hawker Beechcraft (HBC) on Friday warning it will not provide any support for aircraft modified without the Wichita manufacturer’s “involvement or approval.” The memo specifically mentions the Nextant 400XT, a remanufactured “zero time” Beechjet with new Williams FJ44-3AP engines and Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avioni