Grob Aerospace is developing a six-seat single-engined turboprop, which is due to make its first flight in the fourth quarter.

The aircraft, tentatively dubbed the G160, will be targeted at the business aviation market and pitched against the in-production EADS Socata TBM700 and the Ibis Aerospace Ae270 Spirit, which is set for certification later this year.

The official launch of the G160 is planned to take place within the next few weeks and although details remain sketchy it is believed to be powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6-42. The G160 price could be less than g2 million ($2.1 million).

Source: Flight International