Flight Options Press Release

Flight Options Announces Order For Nextant Aerospace 400XT

CLEVELAND, OH – October 19, 2010 – Flight Options, a pioneer in private jet travel, has announced a $150 million order for 40 400XT aircraft from Nextant Aerospace. According to Flight Options CEO Mike Silvestro, “The Beechjet has been the foundation of the Flight Options fleet since our inception.  The 400XT takes a proven performer and significantly increases the range of the aircraft to 2,000 nautical miles while lowering the operating costs.”

“The 400XT will be the mainstay of our rapidly growing JetPASS card program.  The operating efficiencies will allow the hourly price to be reduced by 20% to $3,975 per hour including fuel.”

The 400XT utilizes the Williams FJ44-3AP engine and replaces the existing avionics with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21™.  “The Williams engine will not only lower fuel burn by approximately 20% but we are also expecting a drop in maintenance costs of nearly 10%,” said CEO Silvestro.  “The 400XT’s operating cost and added range is exactly the product our customer base has been looking for.”  The engine and aerodynamic improvements are expected to increase range by 150% relative to the current Beechjet platform.

In addition to new engine and avionics technology, passengers on the 400XT will enjoy the state-of-the-art Venue™ Cabin Management system including onboard high-speed wireless Internet and iPod integration.   Deliveries are set to begin following FAA certification in 2011.

About Flight Options
Flight Options has earned a reputation as a leader and innovator within the private jet industry. For over 12 years, Flight Options has continued to offer the complete spectrum of programs from fractional ownership to leasing, aircraft management, and JetPASS Select 25-hour card membership. The company is an industry leader in private aviation safety and provides personalized service to over 1,300 Owners and Members.  Flight Options owns and operates a fleet of more than 100 aircraft consisting of the Phenom 300, Hawker 400XP, Hawker 800XP, Citation X, and Embraer Legacy 600. More information is available at www.flightoptions.com or by calling 877.703.2348.

About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management, and simulation and training is delivered by nearly 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com

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