Nextant Aerospace, based in Cleveland, Ohio, said Tuesday it has completed its research and development flight testing for the 400XT.
“We have flown more than 120 flight test hours toward the certification of the Pro Line 21 avionics and Williams International FJ44-3AP engine installations on the 400A/XP airframe. We continue to be impressed with the performance of the 400XT. The aircraft is exceeding our expectation in all key performance and handling aspects. The flight test article is undergoing final configuration changes and FAA conformity in our Cleveland facilities in preparation for the return to the Mojave Flight Test Center and the start of the FAA Certification Flight Tests in early December. We remain on target for 400XT
Certification during the first quarter of 2011.” said James Miller, president of Nextant Aerospace.
The 400XT is a enhancement and modernization program for the Beechjet 400A Hawker 400XP, including the addition of Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite, replacing the Pratt &Whitney JT15D engines with Williams FJ44-3AP engines and aerodynamic enhancements including nacelles, pylons and an improved engine mounting configuration.