Remanufacturing specialist Nextant Aerospace has secured an STC for its Challenger 604XT Pro Line Fusion upgrade.
“In collaboration with Rockwell Collins and Bombardier, we have maintained a carefully crafted plan to advance the steps required to receive the STC on schedule,” said Mark O’Donnell, executive vice president at Nextant Aerospace. “We have three aircraft in-house ready for installation, plus seven more scheduled before year-end. The first customer delivery is slated for early December. With more than 25 installations pre-sold, customer interest and market demand has been phenomenal for the Pro Line Fusion upgrade.”
This certification achievement completes phase one (avionics transformation) of the multiphase 604XT remanufacturing solution. The upgraded flight deck includes the touchscreen Pro Line Fusion, Synthetic Vision with Airport Dome, WAAS/LVP, and ADS-B Out with the option to include Safe Flight AutoPower, FANS-1A and Link 2000+.
Additional phases of the Challenger 604XT solution include modernized cabin design options and aerodynamic enhancements for improved performance.
“With phase one avionics transformation accomplished, we are accelerating our efforts on the interior cabin redesigns to increase functionality, enrich comfort and provide more customization options for clients,” said O’Donnell. “Clients may choose from multiple floorplan options to optimize interior space, modify the cabin with composite shell integrated with LED lighting, select oversized executive tables, and more.”
Nextant is also actively evaluating and finalizing the performance enhancements engineered to deliver a 500-nautical-mile range improvement with a service ceiling expansion to FL450.
“We are thrilled to have reached this milestone in our journey to deliver new jet features in technology and systems in the Challenger 604XT,” said Stephen Maiden, president/CEO. “Like the advancements in our 400XT series and G90XT, the goal to deliver remanufactured aircraft at a fraction of the cost of a new one is the cornerstone of our Nextant family of aircraft offering.”