New Grob turboprop makes first flight

 - March 22, 2007, 7:26 AM

The first prototype G160 Ranger, Grob-Werke’s second turboprop single, flew for the first time on March 29 from the company’s facility in Tussenhausen-Mattsies, Germany, about 60 miles from Munich.The seven-seat, Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42A-powered G160 is an expansion of the four-seat G140TP, which first flew in December 2002 and is expected to obtain certification late this year. Even more than the G140TP, the pressurized G160 is targeted at the corporate market.
Grob-Werke plans to exhibit the $2.4 million G160 for the first time publicly at the Berlin Air Show, ILA 2004, May 10 to 16.