Kestrel Standard Features
All of the below features come standard with your Kestrel purchase:
The Kestrel will use the next-generation Garmin G3000 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.
Up there, “Easy” changes everything
The Kestrel will be an exceptionally easy plane to fly, with superior handling characteristics and responsiveness, even at low speeds. It will easily climb efficiently at more than 2,250 ft/min to a maximum altitude of 31,000 feet, and cruise at greater than 320 kts. The flight deck offers heightened visibility, well-planned ergonomics, side-yoke control, and aviator-friendly avionics.
Ice Protection System
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 certified.
The Kestrel’s sleek, aerodynamic lines and large pressurized cabin are the direct result of advanced composite construction. Composites, with their high strength and design versatility have enabled more elegant, innovative airframes and more spacious, comfortable interiors.
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.
Versatile and Efficient
The Kestrel interior will 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. A lavatory will be an option.
Takeoffs and Landings
The trailing-link landing gear and oversized tires ensure that every landing is smooth—even those on short, unpaved strips.