Nextant 400XT to display at Durban


First visit to Africa and includes a debut at the Durban Air Show

Nextant 400XTNextant Aerospace announced
that it will be displaying the 400XT on a tour of South African venues,
including the Durban Air Show, a leading global aviation showcase.

The tour of the Nextant 400XT is being coordinated by Nextant Aerospace’s
exclusive African dealership partner, National Airways Corporation (NAC).

The 400XT, which saw its
first deliveries in October 2011, has a range of 3,713 km (2,005 nautical
miles) with four passengers and NBAA IFR Reserves, enabling flights originating
in South Africa to reach
major destinations in Kenya,
Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
traveling nonstop.

“We are pleased to bring the Nextant 400XT to the African market,” said Jay
Heublein, vice president, sales and marketing for Nextant Aerospace. “The
Nextant 400XT will be especially attractive to this market, with its distances
between leading cities. The 400XT’s exceptional, 3,713 km (2,005 nautical mile)
range will enable travelers to reach major destinations throughout Africa without stopping. The 400XT also offers a superior
combination of performance, affordable purchase price and economical operating
costs that is making it the preferred choice of travelers around the world.”

The Nextant 400XT 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 21TM integrated avionics suite,
advanced electronics, including high-speed wireless Internet service, and
completely rebuilt interiors.

“In our search for a proven airframe that offers exceptional economics from an
ownership and operating perspective, we found that the high-performance,
technologically advanced, yet surprisingly affordable Nextant 400XT stands head
and shoulders above its competition, and we expect that clients will agree,”
said J.P. Fourie, executive director, aircraft sales for National Airways
Corporation. “The Nextant 400XT is setting new standards in the light-jet
category, with its spacious, passenger-friendly cabin, modern engines and
avionics, costing owners millions less than the rest in its class.”