Unison Industries announced that it has been selected by Textron Aviation, a Textron Inc (NYSE: TXT) company, to provide additively manufactured air-air heat exchangers for the new Cessna Denali high performance single engine turboprop. With a maximum occupancy of 11, the clean sheet Denali single engine turboprop will be powered by GE Aviation’s Advanced Turboprop Engine and is targeted to achieve first flight in 2018.
Unison’s additive air-air heat exchanger is an industry first, and is part of GE’s $1 billion investment and commitment to the advancement of additive manufacturing. Unison’s additive air-air heat exchanger increases reliability through elimination of braze joints, offers reduced weight and volume, and the ability to be manufactured conformal to the application so all angles are rendered with true shape.
>> Read more from Unison Industries Press Release, January 6, 2016