The Epic E1000 is an American single-engine, six-seat, turboprop light aircraft under development by Epic Aircraft of Bend Oregon.〔Durden, Rick (May 2014): ''Epic E1000: Big Power and Speed'', Aviation Consumer.〕〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=Epic Targets E1000 Certification In 2015 )〕
The project's aim is that the E1000 will be the fastest single engine civil aircraft at its time of introduction.〔Bergqvist, Pia: "(Epic Journey )", Flying, November 2014, pages 52-58.〕
==Design and development==
A development of the kit-built Epic LT Dynasty, the E1000 aircraft features a cantilever low-wing, a 6.5 psi pressurized cabin with an airstair door just ahead of the rear seats, retractable tricycle landing gear and a single Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6-67A turboprop aircraft engine, de-rated to engine in tractor configuration. The aircraft is predominantly made from carbon fiber and its span wing mounts flaps and winglets.〔
The E1000 will have deicing boots and a heated windshield for certification in known icing conditions.〔
In October 2014 the manufacturer introduced the interior design which includes features such as club seating, SPD-Smart Electronically Dimmable Window (EDW) Systems, adjustable tray tables in the cabin sidewalls, pockets large enough to stow a tablet computer, USB power outlets, cup holders and light-emitting diode light switches. The Garmin G1000 navigation system will include a synthetic vision system.
The aircraft has a goal empty weight of and a gross weight of , giving a useful load of and a full-fuel payload of , allowing the fuel tanks and seats to all be filled.〔
In early 2014 the design was forecast for its first flight in June 2015, with certification expected later in 2015, but this was delayed and, as of July 2015, flight testing had not begun and certification was then expected by the middle of 2016.〔〔〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=Epic Targets E1000 Certification In 2015 )〕〔Epic Aircraft (19 July 2015), (Epic Aircraft Prepares For Production Ramp In Tandem With Certification ), retrieved 03 August 2015〕 The company forecasts commencing deliveries in 2016.〔〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=Epic E1000 Certification Now 2016 )〕
In February 2014 Epic confirmed it had ten orders for the type,〔 and by October 2014 had 60 orders. The company forecasts selling 50 aircraft per year.
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