Vero Beach, FL., August 3, 2023– Piper Aircraft, Inc. has been awarded approval from Transport Canada’s Civil Aviation (TCCA) authorities for its M600/SLS HALO safety system with Garmin Autoland and stand-alone auto-throttle.

“The certification of HALO in Canada is an important accomplishment for M600 owners, Piper and our Canadian dealer, Aviation Unlimited,” said Ron Gunnarson, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Support at Piper. “It is our mission to bring the latest and greatest technology in our aircraft to customers worldwide.”

For M600/SLS aircraft already operating in the country, the installation of a simple kit containing some HALO components and a new software load will enable the entire Autoland system.

“We are thrilled to have the certification of HALO completed in Canada and to offer our customers the promised piece of mind that comes with the Garmin Autoland system,” stated Solly Capua, President of Aviation Unlimited, Canada’s authorized Piper Dealer.

About the Piper M600/SLS

The Piper M600/SLS with the HALO Safety System is the first general aviation aircraft certified with Garmin Autoland. This revolutionary system supports digital technology that safely lands the aircraft at the nearest suitable airport in the event that the pilot is incapacitated. Additionally, the Garmin G3000 avionics suite includes Auto-throttle, Autoland, Emergency Descent Mode, Electronic Stability and Protection, Surface Watch, Safe Taxi, and Flight Stream 510, all of which are designed to enhance safe operation of the aircraft. Beyond the flight deck, the 6-seat M600/SLS 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 1,658 nm / 2,748 km, and a standard useful load of 2,400 lbs. / 1,089 kg.

About Piper Aircraft

Piper Aircraft Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fl., offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single and twin-engine aircraft and is the first general aviation aircraft manufacturer in the world to certify Garmin Autoland. The single-engine M-Class series – the M600SLS, M500, and M350 – offers businesses and individuals elegant performance, value and a superior ownership experience. The Personal Class, Archer LX and Archer DLX balance proven performance, efficiency, and simplicity in a piston-powered aircraft. The Trainer Class Pilot 100i, Archer TX, Archer DX, and Seminole aircraft form the most complete and technically-advanced line of pilot training aircraft in the world. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. To learn more about Piper Aircraft, visit the company’s website at

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