Nextant flies its 400XT, a Hawker 400XP / Beechjet 400A revamp

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Nextant Aerospace flew its 400XT for the first time last week, taking off from Cuyahoga County Airport in Ohio.

The aircraft, a remanufactured Beechjet 400A / Hawker 400XP, is powered by Williams International FJ44-3AP engines and includes Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics, new or zero-timed life-limited components, inspections, service bulletins and airworthiness directives.

Aerodynamic upgrades increase range from 1,333 NM to 2,000 NM while reducing operating costs by 30 percent, the company says.

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Aviation International News reports that a 400XT with completed interior will appear at the annual NBAA convention in Atlanta next month.

 “The 400XT operated flawlessly and exceeded our expectations for the first flight,” Nextant President James Miller told the magazine.