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Nextant receives 604XT Pro Line Fusion go-ahead
There are several phases to the Challenger 604XT remanufacturing solution, and this STC completes phase one. Nextant has three aircraft ready to upgrade with seven more scheduled before the end of the year.
The first customer delivery of the Challenger 604XT Pro Line Fusion upgrade is slated for early December.

Nextant Aerospace has received supplemental type certification for the 604XT Pro Line Fusion. The timing of the STC is on track with the OEM's projection at EBACE a year ago when introducing the programme. “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,” says executive VP Mark O’Donnell. “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, the 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 will include modernised interior cabin design options and aerodynamic enhancements for improved performance.

“With phase one's avionics transformation accomplished, we are accelerating our efforts on the interior cabin redesigns to increase functionality, enrich comfort and provide more customisation options for clients,” explains O’Donnell. “Clients may choose from multiple floor plan options to optimise interior space, modify their cabin with a composite shell integrated with LED lighting or select oversized executive tables.”

Nextant is also evaluating and finalising the performance enhancements engineered to deliver a 500 nm 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," states president and CEO Stephen Maiden. "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."

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