Nextant Aerospace Inducts 15th Pro Line Fusion® 604XT Aircraft for Flight Deck Upgrade
Nextant Aerospace, a global leader in aircraft and component remanufacturing and the builder of the 400XTi, G90XT, and 604XT, announces the induction of the fifteenth aircraft to obtain a 604XT Pro Line Fusion® cockpit upgrade.
The Nextant supplemental type certificate (STC) for the 604XT Pro Line Fusion® was received in late November 2018. With 30 scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019, the Advanced Technology Flight Deck phase of the multiphase 604XT remanufacturing solution is significantly ahead of expectations. The ramp-up in completions is also timely given the recent field-support discontinuance bulletin noting the end of support roadmap for the Pro Line 4 CRTs.
The 604XT Pro Line Fusion cockpit upgrade features a standard-package 3-display configuration with high-resolution, 14.1” widescreen touch displays and synthetic vision technology. In addition, the solution includes ADS-B Out, WAAS/LVP and the option to include Safe Flight AutoPower® and FANS-1A. The upgrade provides exceptional economical value when compared to stand-alone costs and longevity to interim Pro Line 4 ADS-B Out and FANS alternatives.
The feedback from pilots on the 604XT Flight Deck Upgrade has been extremely positive. Steve Bruce, Nextant Aerospace 604XT program director, says, “As I have talked with numerous owners and operators over the past two years, the one thing that is consistent in every conversation is they understand Pro Line Fusion is the only way to operate their Challenger 604 into the future. At the center of that conversation is the imminent Pro Line 4 CRT obsolescence. Challenger 604 owners clearly see their opportunity to trade in their obsolete avionics for a reasonably priced, 21st-century flight deck that ensures efficient flight operations for many years to come.”
The Pro Line Fusion is Phase I of the 604XT Nextant Aerospace remanufactured aircraft. Additional phases include modernized interior-cabin design configurations and refurbishments (Phase II) followed by aerodynamic enhancements for improved performance that are designed to deliver a 500-nautical-mile range improvement with a service-ceiling expansion to FL410 (Phase III).