Cessna SkyCourier starts ground engine tests

SkyCourier engine run ©Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation has successfully completed initial ground engine tests on the prototype Cessna SkyCourier twin utility turboprop, featuring Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65SC engines. These ground engine tests verified the functionality of the fuel system and engines, as well as the interface with the avionics and electrical systems.

The Cessna SkyCourier program continues to advance with assembly of the prototype and additional five flight and ground test articles. The tail was installed on the fuselage in early February 2020. Power to the aircraft’s electrical system was turned on in January, and the wings were successfully mated to the fuselage in December 2019.

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