VERO BEACH, Fla. – Nov. 9, 2015 – Piper Aircraft will be in attendance at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition for the 2015 event at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. On static display will be the M600 mockup for Piper’s top-of-the-line single-engine business aircraft and its G3000 avionics display.
“We are looking forward to showcasing the M600 at NBAA2015 this year because it is the ideal aircraft for the business demographic participating at the exhibition. Business aviation continues to increase, and we anticipate the increased numbers will be reflected at the Las Vegas event, ” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott.
“The Piper M600 is an elegant cabin-class business aircraft with exceptionally increased endurance. As a step-up aircraft in our M-Class, it is an economical plane to own and operate for those who need additional range. The number of Piper airplanes in operation has increased as business flight departments are making decisions to move to more economical Pipers from aircraft that are more expensive to acquire and maintain,” Caldecott added.
Each year, NBAA draws the most committed business aircraft buyers. More than 26,000 aviation enthusiasts are expected to descend upon the Las Vegas Convention Center and neighboring Henderson Executive Airport, including current and prospective business aircraft owners, manufacturers, and customers. NBAA2015 will feature more than 1,100 exhibits, display more than 100 business aircraft, and offer numerous aviation education sessions.
About Piper M600
The M600 is Piper’s newest cabin class, six-place aircraft, powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A 600shp engine. With a planned performance maximum cruise speed of 260 ktas / 482 km/h, maximum range of 1,200 nm / 2,408 km, maximum payload of 1200 lbs. and an expected Vmo 250 ktas, the M600 is unparalleled in its class in performance, efficiency, and value. The first single-engine turboprop to feature Garmin G3000 in the cockpit, the M600 is equipped with the most sophisticated avionics and safety features available. A touchscreen-controlled, all-glass flight deck offers the most comprehensive and technologically advanced package, listed at a competitive price for 2016 of $2.85 million.
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, Meridian 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.
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, Meridian 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.