Nextant Challenger 604XT takes shape



Nextant’s latest addition to its line of remanufactured business aircraft, the (Bombardier) Challenger 604XT, is taking shape.

The Cleveland, OH-headquartered remanufacturer recently released more information regarding the aircraft’s cockpit. In collaboration with New York-based Safe Flight Instrument Corporation, the Challenger 604XT will have the Safe Flight AutoPower system as a fully integrated option with Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion cockpit. According to a company statement, the system can only be installed by Constant Aviation, the authorized dealer for Nextant Aerospace products.

A suggestive interior configuration for the Nextant Challenger 604XT.

A suggestive interior configuration for the Nextant Challenger 604XT.

“Pro Line Fusion is all about delivering the most advanced technology available and we could not be more pleased to announce plans to integrate the Safe Flight AutoPower system,” commented Nextant Executive VP Jay Heublein. “Nextant’s goal has always been to provide the best overall value proposition in the industry.”

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According to Safe Flight Director Commercial & Corporate Sales Ken Bannon, AutoPower provides a take-off to touchdown power management system that improves the aircraft’s overall efficiency while at the same time reduces pilot workload levels in critical segments of flight. “This helps to further improve the overall safety of the new cockpit solution,” he added. “In addition to precise speed control, the AutoPower system provides flight envelope and speed protection.”

Existing clients that currently have a Safe Flight system are being offered assistance, if requested, to integrate their existing hardware into the new Pro Line Fusion cockpit, which is being developed in conjunction with Rockwell Collins and Bombardier.