Nextant Aerospace reports the Nextant G90XT, a remanufactured King Air 90, is on schedule to begin customer deliveries in the first quarter of 2015. The aircraft will make its maiden flight early next month.
The aircraft upgrades include new General Electric engines; a Garmin integrated flight deck; and a rebuilt and upgraded airframe, cockpit, and cabin.
Nextant has established the first authorized service center in Latin America. “We are very pleased to see the exceptional sales demand from the U.S. and Latin America,” said Jay Heublein, Nextant executive vice president for sales and marketing. “The advanced GE engines deliver great power, range and speed with a low fuel burn. That kind of performance, combined with their low maintenance requirements, makes a very compelling argument for anyone considering their first turboprop purchase or replacing their existing equipment. We are seeing many King Air C90 owners take advantage of these improved capabilities and convert their existing aircraft. We have mated the new GE H75-100 engines with the airframe and look forward to the first flight next month. We are on track for initial customer deliveries towards the end of the first quarter of 2015.”
The Nextant G90XT has a Garmin G1000 integrated flight deck tailored for the G90XT. The new flight deck will also feature electronic engine and fuel indications on the multi-function display. The General Electric H75-100 engines feature a 4,000-hour TBO and do not require midpoint hot sections, significantly reducing maintenance costs. A newly integrated electronic engine control system allows for single-lever power control and full auto-start capability which protects the engine from overtemping during start-up.