Cirrus pioneer Alan Klapmeier continues to take a methodical approach to building the six-eight passenger Kestrel single turboprop, saying he is not providing exact specifications or a firm timeline until the project is closer to fruition. Kestrel, founded in July 2010 to build the turboprop, has outlined an aircraft that could be used for multiple missions, from business to medical evacuation. The company is targeting a 1,300-nm range, 320 kt. speed, and ability to operate on 2,500-ft. ...

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