The Remanufactured Nextant Aircraft Range

PrivateFly is part of Directional Aviation, one of the world’s largest private aviation groups. This means we are now part of a large family of companies, each offering something unique and innovative in business aviation.

One of them is Nextant Aerospace – recognized as as the first company in the world to introduce remanufactured aircraft to the business jet market.

Though PrivateFly is primarily chartering the Nextant 400XTi in Europe, we wanted to take a look at what other models the manufacturer creates.


What is a “Remanufactured Jet?”

Nextant Aerospace, based in Cleveland Ohio, is now 10 years old, and unlike other business jet manufacturers, has made its name by taking an existing aircraft airframe, stripping it back and refitting it from top to bottom, replacing the engines and adding new engineering, avionics, and cabin comforts for a brand new interior refit.

This results in an aircraft that is over 80% new – but at a considerably lower purchase price and operating cost.

Many of our on-demand charter customers at PrivateFly want an aircraft that offers a good combination of range, speed and cabin comfort – but undoubtedly price is also a key factor. So Nextant aircraft offer a strong appeal.

Nextant’s Range of Aircraft

The Nextant 400XTi

Nextant’s established aircraft is the light jet 400XTi (and its forerunners the 400XT and 400X). This is an enhanced and completely-rebuilt Beechcraft 400A/XP with Williams FJ44-3AP engines and Rockwell Collins integrated avionics suite. The new aircraft also has major aerodynamic enhancements and an improved engine mounting configuration.

These improvements mean that the Nextant 400XTi can fly 50 per cent further than the original. It’s also faster and about 30% more fuel efficient than the original (or indeed most other aircraft in its class).


With a spacious and stylish interior, the aircraft seats 4-7 people, and can fly for 1,925 nm with 4 passengers – outflying other small jets.

This summer PrivateFly is pleased to offer fixed prices for specific routes on the Nextant 400XTi, offering exceptional value for flights to Europe’s most popular destinations, starting from $5,085 between London and Paris.

The Nextant 604XT & G90XT

Further up and down the size scale from the 400XTi, Nextant also remanufactures the large cabin Bombardier Challenger 604 (calling it the Nextant 604XT) and the King Air 90 turboprop (the Nextant G90XT).


Phase 1 of the 604XT program was based on avionics upgrades and deliveries began last December. The company is now focusing on cabin redesign for Phase 2, which includes adding a new entertainment system, LED lighting throughout, and a redesigned interior shell to allow more natural light into the cabin.

Phase 3 will then focus on enhancing the aircraft’s flying altitude and adding 500 nm of extra range to the original Challenger spec – opening up new transcontinental routes.

The new 604XT will then be available as a complete turnkey solution, or clients can opt for customized upgrades to an existing Challenger 604.


Meanwhile, Nextant is also focusing on the smaller turboprop market, opening its G90XT order book this year. The original King Air 90 frame is being refitted with General Electric H75 engines, Garmin G1000 avionics, and a redesigned cockpit and cabin ergonomics.

For pricing & advice on chartering a Nextant aircraft, please contact us online or call us at (866) 726-1222.