Interesting new fuel idea for drones. hydrogen fuel cells for hours of operation.
Interesting new fuel idea for drones. hydrogen fuel cells for hours of operation.
WICHITA, Kan. (July 20, 2018) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it will unveil its new full-scale Cessna Denali mockup at EAA AirVenture 2018 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport. The mockup features a complete cockpit with functioning avionics, fully updated interior and the McCauley 105-inch diameter composite, five-blade, constant speed propeller.
“We have made great strides in the design and development of the Denali,” said Rob Scholl, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing. “Since first introducing the aircraft at EAA AirVenture in 2015 — and unveiling the initial cabin concept in 2016 — we have fine-tuned the Denali’s characteristics based upon feedback gathered from our customer base and look forward to delivering a best in class experience for pilots and passengers alike.”
The turboprop features the widest cabin cross-section in the segment, providing passengers with additional head and shoulder room — and more room for cargo and baggage. Taking cues from design elements found in Textron Aviation’s large-cabin business jets, Denali delivers a new standard of luxury to turboprop passengers. Features such as larger seats and windows, as well as a modular refreshment center and an aft-located lavatory ensure passengers enjoy an enhanced level of comfort on board. During the show, demonstrations of the Denali’s highly adaptable cabin will highlight its abundant space and transform the cabin from an executive configuration to a combi layout – configured for both passengers and cargo.
“The mockup presents the first opportunity for customers to experience the full power of the Denali cockpit — one that revolutionizes the single engine turboprop segment,” Scholl noted. “The Catalyst engine, developed by GE Aviation, is the segment’s first powerplant with FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control), equipping pilots with a digitally optimized single-lever engine and propeller control for ease of handling in flight. The Garmin G3000 flight deck modernizes turboprop avionics and significantly reduces pilot workload with dual touchscreen controllers and Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) technology, enabling pilots to easily perform common tasks and manage the flight deck. Not one detail has been overlooked and the new Denali mockup is a true representation of the aircraft we will deliver to customers.”
The Cessna Denali program continues to progress on schedule. The company anticipates achieving the first wing mate and completion of the prototype airframes as the program nears first flight in early 2019.
About the Denali
Engineered 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 nonstop from Los Angeles to Chicago, New York to Miami or London to Moscow.
A first for aircraft in this class, the FADEC-equipped, 1,240 shaft horse-power GE Catalyst engine will ease pilot workload with its fully automated single-lever power and propeller control. Equipped with McCauley’s new 105-inch diameter composite, 5-blade, constant speed propeller, Denali’s engine features full feathering with reversible pitch and ice protection. Additionally, the engine design delivers an initial 4,000-hour time between overhaul and offers class-leading performance retention for an outstanding hot/high capability.
The Denali features the Garmin G3000 intuitive touchscreen avionics suite and includes three large high-resolution displays with split-screen capability. The G3000 flight deck’s solid-state weather radar, advanced Terrain Awareness Warning Systems (TAWS) and automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) capabilities ensure compliance with the FAA’s NexGen air traffic control requirements.
Featuring the largest flat floor cabin in its segment, Denali’s design easily converts between passenger and cargo configurations. The executive seating configuration accommodates six individual reclining seats, club-configuration tables and a refreshment unit while the commuter seating layout enables nine individual forward facing seats. Additionally, the aircraft boasts a digital pressurization system maintaining a class-leading 6,130-foot cabin altitude at a service ceiling of 31,000 feet.
First in this class of aircraft, the Denali equips customers with an optional, externally serviceable belted lavatory with pocket door enclosure located in the back of the cabin. Denali customers will also enjoy very large cabin windows, interior LED lighting, a forward refreshment cabinet and an in-flight accessible baggage compartment.
Denali customers will have access to Textron Aviation’s unmatched global support network. Dedicated to complete life-cycle support, the company staffs its factory-direct service centers with expert service engineers offering maintenance, inspections, parts, repairs, avionic upgrades, equipment installations, refurbishments and other specialized services. Textron Aviation also offers a mobile support program featuring more than 60 mobile service units, a fleet of rapid-response support aircraft, and on-site service technicians and support.
*Photo credit: Paul Bowen Photography
About Textron Aviation Inc.
Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands, which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. The Textron Aviation brands represent unrivalled innovation, performance and leadership in the industry, and offer an unmatched value proposition rooted in the total ownership experience. Leveraging unparalleled speed-to-market, Textron Aviation provides the most versatile and comprehensive business and general aviation product portfolio in the world through five principal lines of business: business jets, general aviation and special mission turboprop aircraft, high performance piston aircraft, military trainer and defense aircraft and a complete global customer service organization. Textron Aviation has delivered more than 250,000 aircraft in over 143 countries. Its broad range of products include such best-selling aircraft as Citation business jets, King Air and Caravan turboprops and T-6 military trainer aircraft, all of which are backed by the industry’s most capable global service network. For more information, visit www.txtav.com.
About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Off Road, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit: www.textron.com.
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Leaders of America’s next-generation space exploration programs to participate in a panel discussion and media availability at Oshkosh Air Show – “Rocket Women”
OSHKOSH, WI, July 20, 2018 – Meet the women leading major spacecraft systems development for NASA, laying the groundwork for humans to go back to deep space for the first time since 1972.
The Rocket Women are part of the leadership team that will return humankind to the Moon – and eventually to Mars. Hear what they have to say about NASA’s human exploration efforts at the Propelling Spaceflight panel discussion, and have the opportunity to ask in-depth questions immediately following the panel.
Rocket Women: The female leaders behind NASA’s human space exploration programs
Panel Discussion and Media Availability
WHEN & WHERE:
Thursday, July 26 at EAA AirVenture, Oshkosh, WI
1:00 – 2:15 PM: Panel Discussion (Theater in the Woods)
2:15 – 3:00 PM: Media Availability with Panelists
Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, Launch Director for NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems Program at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
Erica Sandoval, Principal Launch Abort Motor Manufacturing Engineer at Northrop Grumman
Tiffany Williams, Orion Sr. Program Manager at Aerojet Rocketdyne
Heather McKay, Orion Launch Abort System Manager at Lockheed Martin
Amanda Gertjejansen, SLS Program Master Scheduler at Boeing
Marcia Lindstrom, Panel Moderator and SLS Communications Lead at NASA
INDUSTRY BOOTH Visit us at the NASA Pavilion in Aviation Gateway Park (located at the northwest corner of Waukau Ave. and Knapp St., near the FAA control tower)
International aircraft designer and manufacturer Pipistrel, is set to truly “Electri-Fly” the annual EAA AirVenture Fly-In and Tradeshow in Oshkosh, WI, July 23rd through the 29th.
Pipistrel is displaying an extensive selection of aircraft, with a special emphasis on revolutionary, new, electrically-powered, training aircraft.
Electric aircraft on display include the Pipistrel ALPHA Electro LSA, and the Pipistrel TAURUS Electro aircraft – both currently in production and selling globally.
In addition to their electric aircraft line, Pipistrel will be displaying:
Pipistrel Virus SW, a Two-Place, Rotax-powered High-Wing LSA
Pipistrel Taurus 503, a Two Place, Self-Launching, 15 Meter Sailplane
Pipistrel Sinus FLEX, Multi-Purpose, Two-Pace, High Wing, Rotax-Powered LSA
Solar Trailer Unveiling
Pipistrel Solar Trailer – capable of recharging your electric aircraft allowing you to “Fly for Free” via its zero cost/zero emission charging system.
X-Alpha Virtual Reality Trainer
The Pipistrel X-Alpha VR Trainer is the world’s first, full-size, immersive VR trainer for LSA category aircraft. The simulator accurately emulates the flight characteristics and performance of several Pipistrel aircraft models.
2018 Pipistrel Info-Zine
Not content to leave interested flyers with inadequate details, Pipistrel has produced, for the first time, a new four-color magazine style format brochure. Greatly detailed, the 32-page publication will be available in print format at the Pipistrel display area at AirVenture, as well as selected Oshkosh locations, and available for download online in digital formats.
Pipistrel will host a press conference at EAA press headquarters, Wednesday, 07/25, at 1030 CT.
Pipistrel will also be conducting several flight demonstrations of its electric aircraft during the Fly-In/Airshow and plans on conducting several aerial displays during the Manufacturer’s showcase throughout the week.
Pipistrel invites accredited EAA Press inquiries, for more info… and limited opportunities exist for press rides, during the event.
Pipistrel will host a Pod-A-Palooza pizza party at the Pipistrel Booth, sites 86 and 87, Wednesday Evening, starting 1800 CT through to the opening of the night airshow. Pod-a-Palooza is a celebration for media creators and generators, open to all accredited media, podcasters, podcast listeners, aviators, Pipistrel supporters and any aviation enthusiasts who care to drop by. All are welcome.
Pipistrel-USA is a true world leader in innovative aircraft design and manufacturing. With over a dozen airframes in production, the Pipistrel program has won three NASA Centennial Challenges, is the leading importer of Light Spot Aircraft into the USA, and currently offers not one, but two, electrically powered production aircraft to the flying public.
Docs/Graphics Download Link: https://poo.pl/w4AjKS
Primary News Contact
Michael Coates — Pipistrel USA, 213-984-1237 firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW Website NEW 2018 Magazine Virtual Reality Simulator
DRONE LIGHT SHOW – EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (July 5, 2018) — For the first time in North America, a drone light show will be part of an air show when EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 presents up to 100 lighted drones in flight during night air shows on July 25 and 28, creating another “Only at Oshkosh” experience.
The 66th annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention is July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The night air shows have become a favorite of the weeklong event, featuring a new perspective on the precise flying skills displayed by aerobatic pilots.
The EAA AirVenture demonstrations will mark the first time a lighted drone display is a scheduled part of a North American air show performance. Great Lakes Drone Company, based in Watervliet, Michigan, will be flying their drones and is one of just two U.S. companies authorized by the FAA for such displays.
“EAA and Great Lakes Drone Company worked closely with the FAA to make this pioneering and innovative event possible,” said Dave Chaimson, EAA’s vice president of marketing and business development. “What makes this event especially memorable are the intricate maneuvers that are capable by up to 100 synchronized drones, highlighting the possibilities of safe and responsible drone flying. People come to AirVenture to see aerial excitement not seen anywhere else, and these performances certainly continue that tradition.”
Great Lakes Drone Company has done numerous drones shows as stand-alone highlights at events, but this is the first as part of an air show performance. During AirVenture, the LED-equipped drones will perform a 10-minute “The History of Flight” show complete with musical accompaniment.
“When one thinks of THE place where flying innovation and excitement occur, Oshkosh instantly comes to mind,” said Matt Quinn, president of Great Lakes Drone Company. “That’s why we are so excited about this opportunity to be part of the famed night air shows and perform in front of the tens of thousands of aviation enthusiasts on the flightline – a real ‘first’ for the air show community.”
The EAA AirVenture Oshkosh night air shows begin at 8 p.m. on July 25 and July 28, and are included with AirVenture admission. Announced schedules are subject to change based on weather or operational conditions.
About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” and EAA’s yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available online at www.eaa.org/airventure. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. Immediate news is available at www.twitter.com/EAA.