Asked about going head-to-head with Beechcraft once again, McGeough says he does not see the G90XT competing with new C90GTxs, but rather attracting a different customer base. He also believes it will help the market for new as the program will help shrink the available fleet on the market, which will strengthen values for both used and new.
Beechcraft is competing head-on with Nextant’s 400XTi, offering an upgraded 400XPR version with winglets, new engines and avionics. But Nextant has a several years jump on the 400XPR, which has not yet reached market, but is anticipated in upcoming months. Beechcraft also has been working with Rockwell Collins on a new Fusion flight deck for the King Air 350.