VERO BEACH, Fla. – 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 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.