Textron Aviation Debuts Cessna Denali
New high-performance Single Engine Turboprop with 20% less fuel burn
Oshkosh, Wis., July 25, 2016: Just one year after announcing it would bring a clean-sheet design single engine turboprop (SETP) to market, Textron Aviation Inc., unveiled the Cessna Denali during the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh. As already announced earlier this year at EBACE in Geneva, the program is targeted to achieve first flight in 2018: “The Denali will balance great handling characteristics with the enhanced capability of a high performance turboprop, making it a great step up airplane for piston owners who are ready for more performance,” said Kriya Shortt, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Textron Aviation.
The clean-sheet Cessna Denali is being designed to achieve cruise speeds of 285 knots and full fuel payload of 1,100 pounds. The Denali will have a range of 1,600 nautical miles at high speed cruise with one pilot and four passengers and will be able to fly from Los Angeles to Chicago, New York to Miami, or London to Moscow.
The Denali will be powered by GE Aviation’s new ATP advanced turboprop engine. According to GE, the ATP features an industry-best 16:1 overall pressure ratio (OPR), enabling the engine to achieve up to 20% lower fuel burn and 10% higher cruise power compared to competitor offerings. The FADEC-equipped, 1,240 shaft horse power (SHP)-rated turboprop engine will ease pilot workload with its single-lever power and propeller control. The airplane will be equipped with McCauley’s new 105-inch diameter composite, 5-blade, constant speed propeller, which is full feathering with reversible pitch and ice protection. The engine is designed to provide an initial 4,000 hour time between overhaul (MTBO) and offer class-leading performance retention for an outstanding hot/high capability.
intuitive touchscreen avionics suite
The Denali will feature the Garmin G3000 intuitive touchscreen avionics suite and will include high-resolution multifunction displays and split-screen capability. The G3000 flight deck will include weather radar, advanced Terrain Awareness Warning Systems (TAWS), and automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) capabilities, which will make it compliant with a significant aspect of future Next Generation air traffic control requirements.
The flat floor cabin is designed to be the largest in its segment and will offer the versatility to easily convert between passenger and cargo configurations. The aircraft will feature a class-leading 53-inch wide by 59-inch high aft cargo door, perfect for loading large cargo and ideal for use in many special mission applications.
The Denali’s cabin will feature a standard seating configuration of six individual reclining seats and will offer a nine-place high density seating option. The aircraft will boast a digital pressurization system maintaining a 6,130 foot cabin altitude at a service ceiling of 31,000 feet. For further information please visit http://txtav.com/en/newsroom/media-gallery/aircraft/turboprops/cessna-denali
Source: Textron Aviation