The Myasishchev Experimental Machinery Building Plant plans to deliver the first M-101T Gzhel single-engined turboprop by July - seven months after the six-seat aircraft received Russian AP-23 type certification and more than 10 years after the programme was launched.

A total of eight Gzhels are scheduled for delivery this year, says the company.

The six-seat Gzhel is powered by a 560kW (750hp) Walter M601F turboshaft and is priced at about $1.3 million.

Source: Flight International