May 2014 Issue
Epic E1000: Big Power and Speed
Starting with a successful kit-built hotrod, Epic Aviation seeks to certificate a 1200-HP personal traveling machine with jet-like performance.
To date, the single-engine turboprop market has been a classic economic model of independent nichesthe players dont compete directly. The Pilatus PC-12, Daher-Socata TBMs, Cessna Caravans, Quest Kodiak and Piper Meridian target different mission and load needs; theres not much to encourage price competition, although the TBMs are so fast they do go head to head with some jets.
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