VERO BEACH, Florida —The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded Piper Aircraft the validated type certificate for the Piper M350, paving the way for the aircraft to enter service in Europe.
“The Piper M350 is the only current production pressurized piston-engine aircraft now on the market, making type certification by EASA an important achievement,” said Simon Caldecott, President and CEO of Piper Aircraft.
Equipped with the Garmin 1000 avionics suite, the M350 features electronic stability protection, underspeed protection, coupled go around and automatic level mode. The M350 is also equipped with emergency decent mode, which is a safety feature that automatically descends the aircraft to lower levels in the rare case the pilot is incapacitated at altitudes where oxygen is required.
The Piper M350 seats six and is powered by a Lycoming TIO-540-AE2A 350-hp engine allowing 213 KTAS max cruise speed at up to 25,000 feet.
The 2016 M350 is listed at a price of $1,155,500.