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The Kestrel team has questioned everything to develop an aircraft that will set new standards.  We are designing this aircraft with a
focus on what matters most to you.
The Kestrel
The Kestrel all-composite single-engine, turboprop aircraft will carry up to 8 people at high speed over long distances to places that jets simply can't go. It will be far more versatile, burn less fuel, and be able to maintain approach speeds at large busy airports yet land on short, grass or gravel strips—so you arrive at your destination faster.
single-engine, turboprop aircraft
Kestrel Avionics
The Kestrel will use the next-generation Garmin G3000 avionics suite.  With two, or optimally three 14-inch screens, and two touchscreen controllers, this intuitive system will make flying safe and easy.  The fully integrated auto-pilot incorporates Garmin's Electronic-Stability & Protection system, and a stick pusher for maximum safety.
Up there, easy changes everything
The Kestrel will be an exceptionally easy plane to fly, with superior handling characteristics and responsiveness, even at low speeds. The flight deck offers heightened visibility, well-planned ergonomics, side-yoke control, and aviator-friendly avionics.
The Honeywell TPE331-14GR direct drive, single-spool turbine Power to Spare
The Honeywell TPE331-14GR direct drive, single-spool turbine has been a legendary workhorse on much larger planes. In fact, 12,700 TPE331 engines have been delivered around the world. In the Kestrel the 1,700 hp TPE331-14GR is flat-rated to 1,000 shp, enabling it to climb efficiently at more than 2,250 ft/min to a maximum altitude of 31,000 feet. With a cruising speed greater than 320 kt, the prop will turn quietly at just 1,490 rpm. The TPE331-14GR offers a generous 5,000 hour TBO.
Ice Protection System
The Kestrel will feature one of the most sophisticated low-power ice protection systems on the market: the Cox and Company Mechanical Expulsion Deicing System (EMEDS). EMEDS removes ice by exciting electrical actuators installed under the leading edge of airfoils. The system components are mounted inside the leading edge, so they are not subjected to atmospheric and environmental hazards. This also produces lower aerodynamic drag and reduces fuel consumption. Additionally, there is nothing to service or replace. EMEDS has been implemented on hundreds of aircraft, and it is FAA/EASA FIKI certified.
Kestrel Composite Versatility
The Kestrel's sleek, aerodynamic lines and large pressurized cabin are the direct result of advanced composite construction. Composites, with their high strength and design versatility, have enabled more elegant, innovative airframes and roomier, more comfortable interiors.
Passenger-friendly Design
Wide aisles, surprisingly large windows, more room everywhere; the Kestrel is a revelation to those expecting 'general aviation' compromises. Passengers ascend through a wide door into a welcoming, pleasing interior, generously appointed in natural materials.
Kestrel Versatile and Efficient
The Kestrel interior will be quickly reconfigurable from weekday business to weekend sport or leisure use, accommodating any combination of passengers and cargo with a full fuel payload of 1,200 lbs. A lavatory will be an option.
Takeoffs and Landings
The trailing-link landing gear and oversized tires ensure that every
landing is smooth—even those on short, unpaved strips. On takeoff,
the powerful Honeywell engine will climb quickly to cruising altitude.