VERO BEACH, Florida — Piper Aircraft was recently granted a Production Certificate for its new M600 turboprop by the FAA.
“Being granted the Production Certificate is the latest in a series of milestones for the new aircraft, according to Simon Caldecott, Piper Aircraft President and CEO.
“In June we received the Type Certificate for the M600,” he said, noting that on July 12, launch customers Jerry and Jack Wardlaw, veteran Piper owners, took delivery of the very first M600 off the production line.
The Production Certification grants Piper the authorization to produce, flight test and issue airworthiness certificates for the M600 for customer deliveries.
Priced at $2.8 million, the M600 is a six-seater powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A turboprop engine flat rated at 600 SHP. The aircraft has a maximum speed of 274 ktas at maximum available power settings and has a max range of 1,484 nm at intermediate cruise settings.