Piper Aircraft, Inc. will be promoting its M-Class product line up at the upcoming NBAA Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas, October 10-12.
“The NBAA Convention provides a great opportunity to promote all three of our M-Class products to a wide range of business aviation operators," says Piper’s Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Support, Ron Gunnarson.
"Each aircraft, from our single-engine piston pressurized to the single engine turboprop offer advanced safety features, competitive acquisition costs as well as low operating costs. Our flagship product, the M600, with its significant payload and range is proving to be the ideal jet stablemate for a corporate flight department.”
Prominently positioned on static display at Henderson Airport will be Piper’s flagship product, the M600, as well as the single-engine turboprop M500, and the pressurized single-engine piston-powered M350, which comprise the Piper M-Class in its entirety. In addition to the static display, the Company will have a full size mock-up of the Piper M600 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“We are looking forward to promoting our wide range of cabin class products to the business aviation community in attendance at NBAA BACE,” said Piper Aircraft CEO Simon Caldecott. “The six-seat, Pratt & Whitney PT-6-powered aircraft is quickly becoming the ideal aircraft for those seeking an elegant cabin and a substantial reduction in pilot workload. The built-in safety features available in all M-Class products as well as their performance make all three aircraft value leaders in their particular market segments.”
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 turboprop 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 Model 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 2017 M600 is listed at a competitive price of $2.89 million.
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 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 2017 M500 is listed at a competitive price of $1.99 million.
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 2017 M350 is listed at a competitive price of $1.17 million.
|BlueSky Business Aviation News | 5th October 2017 | Issue #434|