Cessna Denali aims for first flight in 2019
Cessna, the business jet manufacturer owned by Textron Aviation, has introduced new details on its Denali aircraft set to make its first prototype flight in early 2019. The project was first introduced in 2016, marketed as having the widest cabin in its turboprop category.
"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." commented Rob Scholl, VP at Cessna.
Positioned as a luxury-oriented turboprop, Cessna wants to fit the Denali with larger than average windows and accommodate for more luggage space in the aircraft. Set to be delivered to first customers in 2020, the aircraft has a base price of $4.8 million according to the company.