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  •  Jet Aviation Dubai becomes latest addition to global network of owned and
    authorized service centers
  • This is the third deal between Jet Aviation and Nextant Aerospace
  • Agreement is for servicing of both the 400XTi and G90XT fleets in the Middle East

DUBAI, UAE, November 19, 2013 – Nextant Aerospace (“Nextant”), maker of the Nextant 400XTi, the world’s only remanufactured business jet, today announced the appointment of Jet Aviation as a service center for the Middle Eastern market.

Signed during this year’s Dubai Airshow, the contract appoints Jet Aviation Dubai to supply maintenance services throughout the region for Nextant’s growing fleet of 400XTi light jets. This is the third such agreement between the two companies, building on the strong relationships already in place for Asia and Europe.

Nextant has scored strong sales success in recent months, notably a $202.5 million fleet replacement order from TMC in the US. Approximately 20% of the in-service BE 400A/XP fleet are now committed to undergo Nextant’s remanufacturing process which produces an aircraft that matches or outperforms the competition in range, comfort, safety and flexibility for lower operating costs and just half the purchase price.

Jet Aviation, founded in Switzerland in 1967, is a global leader in business aviation services operating more than 20 facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. The Dubai Service Center provides complete maintenance, repair and avionics support. In addition, it provides unscheduled maintenance services including defect rectification, structural repairs, engine replacement and AOG services.

“We are delighted to announce our third contract with Jet Aviation, extending what is already a highly successful partnership with a global leader in business aviation,” said Jay Heublein, Nextant’s Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing. “We see the Middle Eastern market as an area of great potential and we recognize the importance of being able to offer our valuable clients in the region the best possible service. That’s exactly what Jet Aviation will provide.”

“Nextant Aerospace is a pioneering company that is challenging preconceived notions in business aviation and we are delighted to be selected as an authorized service center in the Middle East,” said Stefan Benz, Vice President MRO and FBO EMEA Jet Aviation.

About Jet Aviation

Jet Aviation is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was founded in Switzerland in 1967 and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. More than 4,500 employees cater to client needs from 21 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North and South America. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, FBO and fuel services, along with aircraft management, charter services, aircraft sales and personnel services. Jet Aviation’s European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of more than 250 aircraft. Please visit www.jetaviation.com and follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/jetaviation.

About Nextant Aerospace

Nextant Aerospace was founded in 2007 for the primary purpose of developing an aircraft modernization program. The Nextant 400XT is a remanufactured Beechjet 400A/XP equipped with the Williams FJ44-3AP engines and Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21™ integrated avionics suite. The new aircraft also benefits from significant aerodynamic enhancements including newly designed nacelles, pylons and an improved engine mounting configuration. The 400XT is delivered as a new aircraft with a two-year, full aircraft warranty and is supported by a global network of owned and authorized service centers. Nextant’s design and manufacturing facility is located in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Cuyahoga County Airport. For more information, please visit www.nextantaerospace.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @nextantaero or join us on LinkedIn.


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