VERO BEACH, Florida — Piper Aircraft recently unveiled three new aircraft as part of its M-Class line of single-engine, pressurized, cabin class business aircraft: The M600, the M500, and the M350.
“Our customers and dealers asked for aircraft with additional payload and exceptional range,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “They asked for increased options with the most progressive avionics and a contemporary interior. We listened and we delivered. These new aircraft each encompass the most advanced safety and connectivity technology available today in an ambitious, aesthetic package.”
The Piper M600 features a new, clean sheet design wing and a Garmin G3000 touchscreen-controlled glass flight deck. The M600 seats six and is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A 600shp engine. The aircraft has a maximum cruise speed of 260 KTAS, a max range of 1,300 nm, and a max payload of 1,200 pounds.
The M600 will be available before year’s end and is listed at $2.82 million.
The Piper M500 features Garmin G1000 avionics, enhanced safety features, and a number of other product improvements, according to company officials. The six-place M500 is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A 500shp engine, sports a 260 KTAS max cruise speed and has a range of 1,000 nm. The M500 is listed at a price of $2.26 million.
The Piper M350 seats six with club seating. It is powered by a Lycoming TIO-540-AE2A 350 horsepower engine, sports a 213 KTAS max cruise speed, and has a range of 1,343 nm. The aircraft comes standard with an 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 2015 M350 is listed at $1.15 million.