SaxonAir have welcomed the first Nextant 400XTi light jet onto their operating fleet. The aircraft is operated under SaxonAir’s Air Operators Certificate (AOC) and will be available for commercial charter alongside flights undertaken on behalf of the owner.
This aircraft is the first of the latest 400XTi variant to be delivered into Europe, which sees it operating alongside six of the earlier successful XT variants, and the first of the type into the UK. The operation comes just months after SaxonAir were awarded the exclusive sales representation rights for Nextant Aerospace products throughout the UK and Ireland together with general coverage into many other areas of Europe.
The spacious feature packed cabin incorporating fingertip climate control, sculpted wide 4-axis lateral tracking club seats and an espresso machine has proven incredibly popular with passengers. Using the latest technology including modern Williams International engines enables the 400XTi to fly further and fastest then similar aircraft, yet offers a much quieter cabin and a significant reduction in operating costs.
“We’re really pleased to add the Nextant to our fleet alongside our already very popular Hawker 400XP. Our current customer base will be able to benefit from the Nextant’s outstanding range whilst also enjoying the same high levels of comfort. The Nextant has a charter range in excess of 1700nm opening up destinations such as Istanbul” says Lee McGahan, SaxonAir Charter Manager.
The project to gain approvals in the operation of the Nextant has come about from a collaboration of various departments and specialists within SaxonAir’s group of companies. In excess of 6,000 hours go into the remanufacturing of each aircraft and the type has now proven its capabilities on a global scale – with the combined fleet reaching a 50,000 flight hour milestone.
SaxonAir’s private charter fleet now consists of the Citation Mustang, Hawker 400XP, Nextant 400XTi, King Air 350 and two Hawker 900XP aircraft alongside various Eurocopter helicopters.