CAE Level-D Nextant 400XT Simulator
The Nextant 400XT is a modified and modernized Beechjet400A/XP that sells for approximately one-half the price of competing models with comparable features and specifications.
The 400XT is equipped with 3,050-pound-thrust Williams FJ44-3AP Full Authority Digital Engine Controls (FADEC) turbofan engines and a Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21™ integrated avionics suite. It also has multiple aerodynamic and airframe enhancements including a streamlined, conically lofted engine cowling along with a newly designed engine beam and mounting system that is significantly stronger when compared to the original installation.
The remanufacturing process results in an aircraft with a 460 knot (850 kilometers per hour) cruising speed and a National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) IFR range of 2,005 nautical miles (3,713 kilometers) with four passengers. Compared to the original Beechcraft 400A, the upgrade increases range by 50 percent, improves fuel efficiency by 32 percent, reduces climb times by one-third and reduces operating costs by 29 percent. Noise compliance exceeds Stage IV requirements.
The 400XT made its first test flight in March 2010. Receipt of final certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was announced in October 2011. Deliveries of the Nextant 400XT began that same month, with initial deliveries of a 40-aircraft, $150 million order to private aviation company Flight Options LLC.