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G90XT new design smallNextant Aerospace has completed the first test flight of its remanufactured G90XT design.

The project, launched nearly a year ago, takes a King Air C90A and fits the new H75 engine by GE. The aircraft design also features a Garmin G1000 cockpit, electronic engine controls, dual-zone air conditioning and many additional upgrades.

G90XT new design medium

CEO Sean McGeough said "We spent several months with existing King Air operators during our feasibility studies trying to understand what types of enhancements would significantly improve the aircraft." He went on to say they had listened to pilots and owners and believed they had delivered a product which will have a large impact in this sector's future.


Test pilots report that the increased power was very noticeable during the take off run and that they were impressed by the lower noise levels in the cockpit. The change in position of the propellers combined with the new engine results in a quieter and more comfortable ride for passengers. The flight test program should last about six weeks, according to a company news release, with certification and initial delivery expected in Spring of 2015. The company had previously and successfully developed the 400XTi with new Williams engines and Rockwell Collins avionics.


At NBAA in October, AVweb toured a mock-up of the G90XT design 


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