Textron Unveils Denali Turboprop Single Written 25 July 2023


A Beechcraft Denali mockup at 2022 NBAA-BACE, Orlando Executive Airport. | Credit: Wikimedia Commons; CC BY-SA 4.0

Aviation Week reports that Textron Aviation’s Beechcraft Denali “is making its public debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, where the new turboprop single attracted a stream of interest at the manufacturer’s chalet.” The P2 aircraft on display “is one of three flying Denalis undergoing flight testing; the fleet has accumulated 1,500 flight hr. to date.” First announced in July 2016, the Denali’s development “has been slowed by supply chain issues and delays in certification of its new, 1,300-shp GE Aviation Catalyst engine, the first clean-sheet turboprop engine design in the past 50 years.” The Denali will also “feature Garmin’s G3000 avionics suite with integrated Autothrottle and Autoland.”
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