VERO BEACH, Fla., July 12, 2016 – Piper Aircraft will display the first production M600 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 which is scheduled to take place July 25-31. Piper Aircraft received type certification of the M600 in June of this year.
“AirVenture Oshkosh remains the greatest general aviation venue in the world, gathering thousands to celebrate the vast accomplishments of our industry” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “We at Piper believe that there is no greater place to exhibit the M600, and offer a glimpse to the future generation of Piper Aircraft”.
Piper is also planning a press conference on the initial day of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture to update the aviation media on recent activities at Piper Aircraft, including the recent certification of the M600 and upcoming delivery schedule. The press conference will also include discussion of the company’s trainer line and continued product improvements.
On display at the Piper static exhibit in the Main Aircraft Display area 140-145, 156-161 will be the M600 aircraft and mockup, the single-engine turboprop M500, the pressurized single-engine piston-powered M350, and the unpressurized single-engine Matrix, which comprise the Piper M-Class in its entirety.
Also on display will be the Trainer-Class Seminole and Trainer-Class Piper Archer; both of which remain highly favored with flight schools around the world.
About Piper M-Class Aircraft
Piper M-Class aircraft offer Piper performance and safety, built upon a proven airframe that has been an industry standard for years. Three refined, cabin class derivatives comprise the full line: the M600, M500, and the M350; the Matrix is also part of the M-Class family. Each product fits its own niche and price point, and each aircraft provides a seamless step-up to the next level. Created to maximize the business and private travel experience, the M-Class line offers market-leading safety, as well as performance, efficiency, and value.
The M600, the most advanced and capable aircraft in Piper’s M-class line up, seats six and is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A turbo prop engine flat rated at 600 SHP. The aircraft has a maximum speed of 274 ktas / 507 km/h at maximum available power settings and has a max range of 1,484 nm / 2,748 km at intermediate cruise settings. 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 Mode 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 2016 M600 is listed at a competitive price of $2.853 million.
About the Piper Meridian M500
The Piper Meridian 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 500shp 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 2016 M500 is listed at a competitive price of $1.99 million.
About the Piper M350
The Piper M350 comfortably seats six with club seating. It is powered by a Lycoming TIO-540-AE2A 350 horsepower engine, sports a 213 KTAS / 395 km/h max cruise speed, and has a range of 1,343 nm / 2,487 km. The aircraft comes standard with an improved Garmin G1000 avionics suite, with the latest safety features, including a hypoxia recognition feature with an emergency descent mode. Additionally, the aircraft has a new digital fuel quantity system from Ametek. The 2016 M350 is listed at a competitive price of $1.15M million.
About the Archer TX
The Archer TX includes: two 10.4″ high resolution XGA (PFD/MFD) displays, an Aspen Standby System (EFD-1000), an Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS), a solid state Air Data Computer (ADC), solid state 3-axis Magnetometer, Dual IFR Enroute/Approach and WAAS Certified GPS systems. Also included is an Electronic Engine Indication System (EIS), Dual Nav/Comm (16 watt) radio, a GTX 33ES Transponder with Extended Squitter, Digital Audio Panel, Traffic Information Systems (TIS) and Terrain and Obstacle Mapping. The Archer TX, equipped with a 180 hp Lycoming engine, offers 128 ktas / 237 km/h cruise speed.
About the Seminole
The Seminole includes: two 10.4″ high resolution XGA (PFD/MFD) displays, an Aspen Standby System (EFD-1000), an Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS), a solid state Air Data Computer (ADC), solid state 3-axis Magnetometer, Dual IFR Enroute/Approach and WAAS Certified GPS systems. Also included is an Electronic Engine Indication System (EIS), Dual Nav/Comm (16 watt) radio, a GTX 33ES Transponder with Extended Squitter, Digital Audio Panel, Traffic Information Systems (TIS) and Terrain and Obstacle Mapping. The Seminole, equipped with two 180 hp Lycoming engines, has a maximum takeoff weight of 3,800 pounds, a max speed of 162 kts and ceiling of 15,000 feet.
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.