Textron chooses Unison to provide heat exchangers for new Cessna Denali aircraft

Jacksonville, Florida-based Unison Industries has been selected by Textron Aviation, a Textron Inc company (NYSE: TXT), to provide additively manufactured air-air heat exchangers for the new Cessna Denali high performance single engine turboprop, the company said.

Unison´s additive air-air heat exchanger is an industry first, and is part of GE´s USD1 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.

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 Industries, LLC, is in the design, manufacture and integration of electrical and mechanical components and systems for aircraft engines and airframes. The company serves both original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket customers in commercial, military, general aviation, and industrial markets. It employs more than 2,000 people worldwide.