Textron Aviation is showcasing the Beechcraft Denali for the first time at this year’s Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
The Denali is a new single-engine turboprop currently in development, and is Textron Aviation’s latest clean-sheet design aircraft.
“The Denali’s clean-sheet and high-performance design is revolutionizing the single engine turboprop market,” said Lannie O’Bannion, senior vice president, sales and flight operations at Textron Aviation. “Beechcraft turboprops are renowned for their versatility and reliability, and I’m thrilled to unveil the newest member of the legendary product family to the world.”
Textron Aviation recently announced it is bringing the revolutionary Garmin Emergency Autoland system to the Denali. This new feature is being implemented into the aircraft’s development and flight test program and will be available as a standard feature at time of entry into service.
About the Beechcraft Denali
Engineered to achieve cruise speeds of 285 knots and full-fuel payload of 1,100 pounds, the Beechcraft Denali is designed to 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 Athens.
The Catalyst engine eases pilot workload with its single-lever power and propeller control and the Denali can also use sustainable aviation fuel.
The airplane is also 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 cockpit features the Garmin G3000 intuitive avionics suite with high-resolution screens and touchscreen controllers. An integrated Garmin autothrottle interfaces with the Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) and Flight Management System (FMS) to provide easy speed control throughout all regimes of flight from takeoff to touchdown.
The Beechcraft Denali’s flat-floor cabin is designed to be the largest in its segment and offers the versatility to easily convert between passenger and cargo configurations. The cabin features a standard seating configuration of six individual reclining seats and offers a nine-place high density seating option.