Nextant Aerospace: Inside the Remanufactured Business Jet [SLIDESHOW]

From a 125,000-square-foot facility at the county airport in Cleveland, Ohio, Nextant Aerospace is taking remanufacturing to new heights.

The business jet remanufacturer converts aging Beechjet 400A planes – most planes already have 4,000 to 7,000 hours in service when Nextant receives them – into like-new low cost business jets. It strips the planes down to the shell and replaces 90% of the wires in the aircraft.

Since late 2011, the company has delivered 26 aircraft to customers in six countries and, at the start of 2013, had a sales backlog of more than $175 million.

And on May 13 Nextant debuted an updated version of its product, the 400XTi, which come July will be the standard Nextant offering. The $5 million aircraft features an auto-throttle and APU and is lighter and more fuel-efficient than its predecessor thanks to a number of improvements, including the addition of wing tips and the composite interior cabin. 

For the complete story, Nextant Aerospace: Remanufacturing the Skies, click here. 

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