"Epic E1000, Information!"
Epic Aircraft completed the successful maiden flight of its first conforming prototype E1000 single-engine turboprop, putting the manufacturer on track to achieve certification later this year.
Epic has adding employees. In 2012, it employed 55 people. It now employs 185 with plans to employ more than 200 in early 2016.
A flight by the carbon fiber, six-seat Epic E1000 turboprop lasted 20 minutes with no surprises, and marked a milestone toward entry into the market as a factory-built alternative to the Epic LT kitplane.
Carbon fiber is lighter, stronger, more aerodynamic and less expensive to manufacture, providing more speed, range, payload, and performance at a highly competitive price.
Epic Aircraft is a privately owned company created to certify the sleek kit plane and is led by Doug King, a former builder who is among those who worked to rescue the company from a 2009 bankruptcy.
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