Flight Tests Beckon For GE Catalyst Turboprop

Catalyst turboprop on converted GE King Air 350
Fitted with a Catalyst turboprop on the left wing, GE’s King Air 350 has been converted into a flying testbed with high-speed data-acquisition systems in Germany, in conjunction with the Czech Technical University Center of Aviation and Space Technology.
Credit: GE Aviation
The Catalyst turboprop, GE Aviation’s new small-engine program, is entering the homestretch toward flight testing, certification and initial installation on Textron Aviation’s Cessna Denali turboprop single. Delayed by more extensive certification requirements than originally expected and by...

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