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According to a recent Pilatus press release, the 2021 financial year was extremely successful for the company, but also challenging. Despite the difficult circumstances, a new production record of 152 aircraft deliveries was set.
On 4 February, Textron Aviation announced the rollout of the first production unit of the twin-engine, large-utility turboprop, the Cessna SkyCourier, at the company’s manufacturing facility in Wichita.
Twenty years ago, when Concorde was retired, the world became a bigger place. Concorde and the less successful Soviet Tupolev Tu-144, which was retired much earlier, were the world’s only supersonic airliners. With the industry focussed on developing more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly aircraft, a return to supersonic air travel seemed unlikely. However, what if an efficient, environmentally friendly, supersonic aircraft could be built?
Passengers could one day fly anywhere in the world with no carbon emissions and just one stop on board a concept aircraft unveiled by the Aerospace Technology Institute.
Textron Aviation has announced its new single-engine turboprop, the Beechcraft Denali, took to the skies for the first time. The milestone first flight is a major step for the clean-sheet design aircraft and begins the important flight test program that substantiates the segment-leading performance expected of the Denali.