Nextant Aerospace, the Cleveland, Ohio-based refurbishment company for the Beechcraft Hawker 400 fleet and the King Air 90 model, has appointed Piedmont Aircraft Co. as the exclusive sales agent for the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic US. Its territory will span from South Carolina to Maine.
The company will sell the Nextant 400XTi remanufactured business jet and the Nextant G90XT turboprop. Piedmont was the largest Beechcraft dealer in the world from 1994 through 2008 when Beechcraft made the decision to sell factory-direct. In the last 10 years, the company has sold more than 250 light jets and turboprops, developing deep relationships with the region’s customer base.
“We are proud to welcome Tom Mekis and his team at Piedmont Aircraft as part of our global sales team,” said Jay Heublein, Nextant executive vice president for global sales and marketing. “Their experience selling our predecessor products and customer relationships in the region are unsurpassed. That’s the reason that 70% of their sales are repeat business.”
The Nextant 400XTi’s nearly 2,000-nautical-mile range connects New York to Palm Beach with six adult passengers at 460 knots. The aircraft can fly from Aspen to New York. The Nextant G90XT has a range of 1,240 nautical miles at 273 knots. From Washington, D.C., the aircraft can fly nonstop to destinations including Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Shreveport, Louisiana; and Nassau with four passengers. Like the 400XTi, the Nextant G90XT also features an upgraded cabin and systems.