Advanced turboprop takes on the PT6.
GE Aviation on Monday launched a new turboprop engine for the general aviation market, saying its Advanced Turboprop will offer unparalleled performance and efficiency when it reaches the market in 2018.
The first application for the product is a single-engine turboprop under development by Textron with room to accommodate up to 12 people and offer a range of 1,500 nm and a cruise speed of 280 knots.
Brad Mottier, head of GE’s business and general aviation unit, said the new engine will boast 10 percent more power at 30,000 feet while
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