Piper Aircraft, a renowned and respected name in the general aviation industry, recently reached a significant milestone by producing the 1000th PA46 turboprop. This achievement marks a testament to Piper’s commitment to excellence and innovation in aircraft manufacturing.

For over 85 years, Piper Aircraft has been synonymous with quality and reliability in the general aviation industry. Founded in 1937, the company has built a reputation for producing a diverse range of aircraft tailored to various missions, from training to personal and business transportation.

Among Piper’s notable aircraft is the PA46 line, famous for its performance, versatility and comfort. Since its introduction in 1983, the PA46 has garnered praise from pilots and operators worldwide for its exceptional capabilities and advanced features. Beginning with the Meridian (now known as the M500), the Piper turboprop lineup has evolved to include the M600/SLS, which this year was replaced with the introduction of the M700 FURY.

Reaching the 1000th production PA46 turboprop milestone was a momentous occasion for Piper, made even more significant by its coincidental timing with the launch of the M700 FURY. The first production PA-46-701TP, serial number 003, is the Piper factory demonstrator for 2024, and has the honor of being the 1000th PA46 turboprop.

As Piper celebrates the production of the 1000th PA46 turboprop, the future looks promising for both the company and its aircraft lineup. With a legacy of excellence behind it, the PA46 turboprop is poised to continue its success story, meeting the evolving needs of the aviation community with innovative solutions and unparalleled performance.

The production of the 1000th PA46 turboprop is a remarkable achievement for Piper, reflecting its dedication to craftsmanship, innovation, and customer satisfaction. As Piper looks ahead to the future, the PA46 turboprop lineup remains a beacon of excellence in the aviation industry, embodying the spirit of innovation and reliability that defines Piper Aircraft, Inc.

Join us in celebrating this milestone by sharing your experiences with the PA46 turboprop. Whether you’re a pilot, operator or aviation enthusiast, we invite you to be a part of Piper’s legacy and explore the exciting possibilities ahead.