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Cessna Denali

United States (2019)
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The Cessna Denali was announced at AirVenture 2015 and intends to challenge similar designs in-market such as the Pilatus PC-12.


Detailing the development and operational history of the Cessna Denali Passenger / Transport Aircraft.  Entry last updated on 5/15/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

Announced in 2015, the Denali is an in-development turboprop passenger aircraft by Cessna. It is intended to compete in the private light-class market with qualities centered on low operating costs (up to 20% against comparable designs), versatility and performance. Cessna has teamed with engine-maker General Electric Aviation to bring the aircraft to the market. A first-flight for the Denali is scheduled for late-2018 with certification / service introduction in 2019.

As designed, the Denali can be crewed by one or two and features seating for eight to eleven passengers. The avionics fit is the Garmin G3000 series system combined with an all-digital cockpit arrangement featuring three large LCD monitors displaying pertinent flight and performance information. Both crew positions feature control yokes and foot-operated rudder pedals. Overall length of the structure is 48.8 feet with a wingspan of 54.2 feet and a height of 15 feet. The cockpit is stepped and aft of the nose assembly housing the engine unit. The fuselage is lined with rounded windows for passenger viewing and tapers at the rear where a "T-style" tail unit is affixed. The wing mainplanes are set low on the fuselage sides and sport winglets for an economical advantage. The retractable undercarriage is a tricycle arrangement with two main legs under the wings and a single leg found under the nose. An aft cargo door is planned as part of the design to facilitate movement of stores to and from the aircraft.

Power is from a single General Electric GE93 turboprop engine outputting 1,240 horsepower and driving a five-bladed propeller unit at the nose. The aircraft is scheduled to have a cruise speed is 328 miles per hour with a range out to 1,600 nautical miles (with four passengers in tow) and a service ceiling of 31,000 feet.

The Denali is set to feature excellent short-field capabilities further augmented by its reinforced undercarriage structure. Customers will have the option to add lavatory at the rear of the passenger cabin to better serve long flights.


Picture of the Cessna Denali Passenger / Transport Aircraft
Picture of the Cessna Denali Passenger / Transport Aircraft



Any available statistics for the Cessna Denali Passenger / Transport Aircraft are showcased in the areas immediately below. Categories include basic specifications covering country-of-origin, operational status, manufacture(s) and total quantitative production. Other qualities showcased are related to structural values (namely dimensions), installed power and standard day performance figures, installed or proposed armament and mission equipment (if any), global users (from A-to-Z) and series model variants (if any).




Cockpit picture from the Cessna Denali Passenger / Transport Aircraft
Cessna Denali Cockpit Picture


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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 400mph
Lo: 200mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (329mph).

    Graph average of 300 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Origin: United States
Year: 2019
Type: Passenger / Transport Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Cessna / Textron - USA
Production: 1
Status: In-Development
Global Operators:
United States (assumed)
Historical Commitments / Honors:

Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur
* Ribbons not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns/operations.
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Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Weights:
Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Cessna Denali model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.

Operational
CREW


Personnel
1


Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
48.72 ft


Meters
14.85 m


Dimension
WIDTH


Feet
54.30 ft


Meters
16.55 m


Dimension
HEIGHT


Feet
15.16 ft


Meters
4.62 m

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Installed Power - Standard Day Performance:
1 x General Electric GE93 turboprop engine developing 1,240 horsepower and driving a five-bladed propeller unit at the nose.

Performance
SPEED


Miles-per-Hour
329 mph


Kilometers-per-Hour
530 kph


Knots
286 kts


Performance
RANGE


Miles
1,864 mi


Kilometers
3,000 km


Nautical Miles
1,620 nm


Performance
CEILING


Feet
30,840 ft


Meters
9,400 m


Miles
5.84 mi

Armament - Hardpoints (0):

None.
Variants: Series Model Variants
• Denali - Base Series Name.