Nextant Aerospace has launched phase two of the Challenger 604XT program, which involves increasing the aircraft’s range by 500 nautical miles and developing a new interior.
“The new cabin will feature a redesigned entryway to the plane which includes a solid door closure between the air stair and the galley, designed to help reduce exterior wind noise,” said Jay Heublein, executive vice president at Nextant Aerospace.
“Once in the entryway, the well-lit galley will transition directly into an all-new, ultra-modern media room in the forward half of the cabin, which takes advantage of the latest in connectivity technology.
“The rear half of the cabin will be separated from the forward half and will feature new VIP seating with a full-width conference/dining table. The interior will also benefit from an all-new composite shell and acoustic/thermal insulation kit.”
Nextant is targeting 18 to 24 months for the certification, but customers can upgrade the cockpit and opt for the performance enhancements at a later date.
October 18, 2017