Textron Aviation’s newest plane flies for the first time

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Textron Aviation’s newest plane flies for the first time

The newest plane from Textron Aviation in Wichita is now airborne. The local Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) division on Tuesday celebrated the maiden voyage of its Beechcraft Denali single-engine turboprop. Powered by the new Catalyst engine from GE Aviation, the aircraft took off from the company’s facilities at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday morning and flew for nearly three hours.