VERO BEACH, Fla. – March 15, 2016 — Piper Aircraft will exhibit its new flagship, the M600, at the annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, held in Lakeland, Fla. April 5-10. Piper’s static display will be in the manufacturers’ display area, along the walkway to the announcers stand in the northernmost exhibit area just south of the runway, MD-18.
“Piper Aircraft is excited to be part of Florida’s SUN ‘n FUN event and display the M600 aircraft for the first time.” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. The M600, with its increased capabilities, will appeal to a broader customer base and will take Piper and the M-Class product line to a new level.”
Also on display from the M-Class product line will be the M500 single-engine turboprop with the new Hartzell, 5-blade composite propeller as well as the piston powered pressurized M350. Additionally, Piper will be showcasing its Twin Class offering, the Seneca V and a Trainer Class airplane, the Archer TX.
About the Piper M600
The Piper M600, a significant product advancement, features a new, clean sheet design wing and a sophisticated Garmin G3000 touchscreen-controlled glass flight deck. The M600 seats six and is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A 600shp engine. The aircraft has a maximum cruise speed of 274 ktas/507 km/h, a max range of 1,441 nm / 2,668 km, and a standard useful load of 2,320 lbs. / 1,052 kg. The G3000 avionics suite is the next generation of Garmin architecture, offering the most comprehensive, intuitive, and technologically advanced package on today’s market. The M600 will be listed at a competitive price of $2.85 million.
About Piper M500
The Piper M500 features the latest in Garmin G1000 avionics, enhanced safety features, and a number of other significant product improvements. The six-place M500 is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A 500 shp engine, sports a 260 ktas / 482 km/h max cruise speed and has a range of 1,000 nm / 1,852 km. Equipped with an improved Garmin G1000 avionics suite featuring the most advanced safety features available in any single engine turboprop aircraft, the 2015 M500 is listed at a competitive price of $1.98 million.
About Piper M350
The Piper M350 is the most capable single-engine piston in production today. It is the only pressurized, six-place, cabin class piston aircraft on the market. With the most advanced avionics available, the M350 uses Garmin G1000 technology for the safest, most intuitive flight. Better operating efficiency, increased range, additional payload, and a six cylinder, turbocharged Lycoming TIO-540-AE2A engine are only a few reasons pilots chose this practical and reliable aircraft. The M350 is a constituent of Piper’s trusted and esteemed M-Class line.
About the Piper Seneca
The Piper Seneca is a powerful twin-engine aircraft, boasting several prominent differences compared to its piston-twin competitors. It has the highest single-engine service ceiling in its class, displays a standard three-screen G1000 panel, provides a visibly wider cabin, and all this for a significantly less acquisition and operating cost than the competition.
About the Piper Archer
The Piper Archer has been, and continues to be, the perfect gateway to launching flying careers all over the world. With a 180 hp Lycoming engine and an advanced Garmin G1000 avionics suite, the Archer is a durable and reliable aircraft for both teaching and cross-country flying. It also offers numerous options and upgrades, such as the stylish LX package, ready for private pilots or flight schools.
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 and Seminole balance proven performance, efficiency, and simplicity in twin-engine aircraft. The Trainer Class Archer TX, Archer DX, Arrow, Seminole, and Seneca aircraft form the most complete technically-advanced line of pilot training aircraft in the world. Unparalleled service and support is offered through a network of 38 dealers and nearly 100 service centers worldwide. All Piper airplanes feature advanced Garmin avionics in the cockpit. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.