The same visionary team that brought new excitement to general aviation brings you a turboprop aircraft like no other; exceptional in performance, versatility, comfort and style. The Kestrel will take you, your family and friends to places you've always dreamed of, or on business to places where other planes simply just can't fly.
Of all composite construction the single-engine, turboprop Kestrel carries up to eight people at high speed over long distances to places that jets simply can't go. It is far more versatile, burn less fuel, and is able to maintain approach speeds at large busy airports yet land on short, grass or gravel strips-so you arrive at your destination faster.
An exceptionally easy plane to fly, with superior handling characteristics and responsiveness, even at low speeds the Kestrel climbs efficiently at more than 2,250 ft/min to a maximum altitude of 31,000 feet, and cruise at greater than 320 kts. The trailing-link landing gear and oversized tires ensure that every landing in a Kestrel is smooth-even those on short, unpaved strips.
The Kestrel's cabin has been designed with an uncompromising focus on what matters most to you. At the top of the wide air stair door, passengers are welcomed into a spacious, bright cabin with a "big airplane" feel. In the standard 6-seat configuration, each passenger can relax in an adjustable, reclining seat, next to a large panoramic window. No other aircraft in this class offers such an unrestricted view. The flat cabin floor, with no sunken aisle, lets everyone stretch out and relax in comfort.
Do you need a luxurious 6-seat airplane with a private bathroom, or a flying SUV with space for all your sports gear and the dogs? Or an 8-seat people mover? The Kestrel can be all of these. The Kestrel interior can 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.
Equipped with Garmin's G3000 next-generation 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.
The Cox and Company Electro-Mechanical Expulsion Deicing System (EMEDS) is one of the most sophisticated low-power ice protection systems on the market and featured in the Kestrel. 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 is FAA/EASA FIKI
Composites, with their high strength and design versatility have enabled more elegant, innovative airframes and more spacious, comfortable interiors. The Kestrel's sleek, aerodynamic lines and large pressurized cabin are the direct result of advanced composite construction.
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 an inviting, pleasing interior, generously appointed in natural materials.
The Kestrel is an all-new aircraft in a class that has seen very little change in the last 20 years. Developed by a team that has revolutionized General Aviation, it is designed without compromise for the way you want to live. It is engineered to set new standards.