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Nextant Flies Fusion-equipped Challenger 604

AIN – Nextant Aerospace has completed the first flight of a Bombardier Challenger 604 outfitted with a Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion retrofit cockpit with touchscreen displays, the company said today. The aircraft, registered N604RC (cn 5662), was built in September 2006. It flew for Centene Corporation as N868CC until June 2017, when Rockwell Collins …

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The Challenger 604XT: Nextant’s New Project

AIN – The Bombardier Challenger is Nextant Aerospace’s next remanufactured aircraft program, company executive vice president Jay Heublein revealed at the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE). However, unlike Nextant’s 400 XTi (Beechjet) and G90XT (King Air 90) that were launched as complete tip-to-tail remanufactured aircraft programs, the 604XT was announced first as …

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Back In Business: Beechcraft Emerges From Chapter 11 – Forbes

Beechcraft, formerly Hawker Beechcraft, with headquarters and major manufacturing facilities in Wichita, Kansas, announced on February 19 that it has formally emerged from Chapter 11 after securing long-term financing that ends the bankruptcy process. The company’s Joint Plan of Reorganization was approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on …

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Cessna Unveils Inspection Program – AVIATION WEEK

Cessna is launching one of the largest aging aircraft programs to be undertaken for a fleet of single-piston airplanes. The Wichita plane maker has developed a supplemental inspection program designed to stem concerns of possible corrosion and fatigue stress on its fleet of nearly 145,000 100- and 200-series single-engine aircraft produced between 1946 and 1986. …

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