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Textron Announces Single-Engine Turboprop Orders

 - May 23, 2016, 3:15 PM
Textron Aviation has received orders for its in-development single-engine turboprop, president and CEO Scott Ernest (right) announced yesterday here at EBACE.

Textron Aviation (Booth V029) announced at an EBACE press conference yesterday that it has secured orders for its in-development single-engine turboprop. The aircraft was initially announced during last year’s NBAA Convention and the cabin mockup was revealed on April 25 in Wichita, Kansas. The company also announced that a European Customer Conference will take place October 5-6 in Paris.

The single-engine turboprop, priced at $4.8 million, will have a flight deck powered by Garmin’s G3000 touchscreen avionics suite. It features cruise speeds of up to 285 knots as well as a full-fuel payload of 1,100 pounds. It can transport one pilot and four passengers from Los Angeles-to-Chicago, New York-to-Miami, London-to-Moscow or Geneva-to-Istanbul. The first flight is scheduled for 2018.

Meanwhile, Textron is going international with its customer conferences. Besides the annual conference in Wichita, the manufacturer will hold conferences in Singapore, June 13-14; Brisbane, June 16-17; São Paulo, June 29-30; and Paris, October 5-6.