Textron Aviation reveals superior SETP performance
Further program details concerning the development of a single engine turboprop aircraft (SETP) have been revealed by Textron Aviation, a Textron company. The company said it is targeting the first flight in 2018.
The SETP will be designed to have cruise speeds of up to 528 km/h and full fuel payload of 500 kg. With a planned range of 2,960 km at high speed cruise with one pilot and four passengers, the aircraft will be able to fly from Los Angeles CA to Chicago IL, New York to Miami FL (all USA), London to Moscow, or Geneva to Istanbul.
The SETP's flat floor cabin is designed to be the largest in its segment and will offer the versatility to easily convert between passenger and cargo configurations. The aircraft will feature a 135 cm wide aft cargo door, perfect for loading large cargo and ideal for use in many special mission applications.