The Nextant 400XTi is one of the most popular private jets on the market. It is efficient, comfortable and is cost effective to run. If you are looking for some quick facts, then be sure to view an overview here.
Let’s have a look at why the 400XTi is so popular – this article will be broken down into sections, so please skip to the part that you are most curious about.
The Nextant 400XT/XTi is an aircraft that has been re-engineered from the original airframe of the Hawker/ Beechjet 400A aircraft. It offers the benefits of a new, modern aircraft, but with lower operating costs. This results in an 88% new aircraft with increased speed, range and efficiency.
The Nextant 400XT model was introduced in 2011, with the updated Nextant 400XTi offering more space, better noise insulation and aerodynamics – including raked winglets with distinctive LED lighting.
The Nextant 400XTi is equipped with brand new, latest generation 3,050-pound-thrust Williams FJ44-3AP Full Authority Digital Engine Controls (FADEC) turbofan engines and a new latest generation 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.
Compared to the Beechcraft 400A/XP, the upgrade increases range by 40 percent, improves fuel efficiency by 32 percent, reduces time to climb by one-third and reduces operating costs by 29 percent. Noise compliance exceeds Stage IV requirements. Due to the complete remanufacturing process the 400XT is issued a new FAA Data Plate and Nextant Production Number and is considered to be a new type in the Aircraft Bluebook.
Nextant 400XTi Interior
Seating up 6 or 7 passengers, the Nextant 400XT/XTi has a highly-modern interior. The seating configuration offers a three-seat divan sofa, four club seats and an additional toilet seat.
The interior is elegantly designed with individual passenger controls for cabin lighting and temperature.
The 400XTi features a unique-in-class flat floor design. The new composite shell cabin interior adds an extra 3 inches at shoulder level and an additional 2.5 inches headroom.
If buying from new there are multiple interior layout configurations to choose from (see below). All interior options have space for a full-service galley, space for dual hot cup containers, dual ice containers, a waste container and space to store drinks.
Nextant 400XTi Cockpit
The Collins Aerospace Pro Line 21 avionics suite is next generation technology for today’s aircraft. Installed in over 4,600 business aircraft, the Pro Line 21 is a proven system with the perfect combination of features and value. At the heart of the Pro Line 21 are four large-format, configurable displays with LED back lighting.
Standard Options Include:
- 4 LCD Displays (2 MFD, 2 PFD’s) All Common Part Numbers
- Dual AHRS 3000S
- GPS 4000S
- ADS-B Out, Version 2 (DO-260B)
- IFIS Electronic Charts with Enhanced Maps
- Dual CDU-6200 (with integrated radio tuning)
Optional Extras Include:
- Synthetic Vision (Incentive Pricing Available)
- XM Weather (Universal Also Available)
- Second IFIS
- Second GPS
- Weather Radar with Turbulence Detection
- Glare Shield and Standby Instrument Upgrade
- All new, LED Master Caution/Master Warning Panel
- Digital 3:1 standby gauges
Nextant 400XTi Engines
The 400XTi’s exceptional range is largely due to the revolutionary FJ44-3AP engine which is significantly lighter and more fuel efficient than its predecessors (by up to 32 percent). Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) eliminates the need for a thrust reverser – further reducing weight and operating costs whilst improving operational reliability.
The addition of Autothrottle saves fuel and greatly reduces pilot workload, especially at critical phases of flight. As well as increased range and reduced fuel burn, the FJ44-3AP performs in the workshop too with maintenance costs 27 percent lower than for the engines it replaces. Time between overhauls is extended to 5,000 hours. The engine is also significantly quieter, allowing the 400XTi to be certified to Category IV noise compliance regulations.
Nextant 400XTi Cost
The Nextant 400XTi shows a lower cost per nautical mile at $4.34, compared to $4.92 for the Citation CJ4. That’s a difference of 11.8% in favor of the Nextant 400XTi. The Total Variable Cost for the Nextant 400XTi computes at $1,580/hour compared to the Citation CJ4 at $1,814/hour, difference of $234 (or 12.9%) in favor of the Nextant 400XTi.
The current used market for the Nextant 400XTi aircraft shows a total of four jets ‘For Sale’, with none stipulating an asking price. For the Citation CJ4, a total of six aircraft are listed for sale, two of which display asking prices ranging from $5.950m to 5.995m.
Read more detail about costs with this AVBuyer article comparing the 400XTi with a Cessna Citation CJ4.
If you are looking to purchase a 400XTi then click here to see all the available aircraft for sale on Controller. Ones with low hours, 4 – 5 years old, clean examples can be had for around the $2.5 million mark, give or take a few hundred thousand dollars. This is an incredible deal compared with the main competitors.