Aircraft Review

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 niches—the players don’t compete directly. The Pilatus PC-12, Daher-Socata TBMs, Cessna Caravans, Quest Kodiak and Piper Meridian target different mission and load needs; there’s 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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