VERO BEACH, Fla. – Jan. 4, 2017 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. was granted a type certification for its top-of-the-line, single-engine M600 from Transport Canada, paving the way for deliveries of the M600 into the Canadian market.
“M600 validation in Canada is exciting news for Piper and our prospective customers in that region,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “We have seen quite a bit of interest from Canadian owner/operators given the expanded range, payload and speed that the M600 offers. The added safety proposition provided by the M600 equipped with Garmin G3000 avionics is further expanding enthusiasm for this state-of the art product.”
Aviation Unlimited, Piper’s exclusive independent dealer in Canada is pleased with the recent approval and intends to deliver their first M600 in the very near future. “Canadian certification of the Piper M600 comes in response to the needs and wants of our clients regarding increased speed, range, payload, and system redesigns. Piper has successfully addressed a segment of the market currently unserved in general aviation and at a price point significantly below that of our competitors. The M600’s added capability will appeal to both flight departments and private owners alike. We’re proud to stand along Piper’s side and applaud the management team for producing a result that has far exceeded expectations. We look forward to continuing our 33 year relationship with Piper as Canada’s exclusive dealer,” commented President of Aviation Unlimited, Solly Capua.
The M600, the most advanced and capable aircraft in Piper’s M-class line up, seats six and is powered by Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A turboprop engine flat rated at 600 SHP. The aircraft has a maximum speed of 274 ktas / 507 km/h at maximum available power. The M600 features the most sophisticated general aviation avionics suite available from Garmin. The Garmin G3000 offers industry-leading intuitiveness and powerful avionics capabilities. Innovative pilot interface design allows for easy and efficient flight deck management, increasing safety margins and reducing pilot workload. Ergonomically crafted for the pilot, control of radios, audio and intercom channels, transponder codes, charts, mapping, flight plan entry and system set up have been greatly simplified with the Garmin GTC 570 touchscreen controller. The dual GTC 570s provide a centralized point of access for the majority of all avionics tuning, selection and data inputs. The M600 has enhanced safety features including Emergency Descent Mode, Electronic Stability Protection, Level Model and Underspeed / Overspeed Protection.
The aesthetics, ergonomics and technologies of the new Piper M600 aircraft redefine comfort and convenience. The M600 interior features newly styled seats, which have been optimized for comfort, as well as enhanced side panels with improved passenger interface. Additionally, three new color palettes have thoughtfully been created with the customer in mind. A comprehensive survey process helped identify the features and attributes that would be most appreciated by both pilots and customers including USB charging ports, executive folding tables, and folding seats.
The 2017 M600 is listed at a competitive price of $2.89 million.
About Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single- and twin-engine aircraft. The single-engine M-Class series – the M600, M500, M350 and Matrix – offers businesses and individuals elegant performance and value. The Twin Class Seneca V and Seminole balance proven performance, efficiency, and simplicity in twin-engine aircraft. The Trainer Class Warrior, Archer TX, Archer DX, Arrow, Seminole and Seneca V aircraft form the most complete technically-advanced line of pilot training aircraft in the world. All Piper airplanes feature advanced Garmin avionics in the cockpit. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.
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