Piper to Exhibit M600 Mockup at EAA Airventure Oshkosh
Vero Beach, Fla., July 6, 2015 – Piper Aircraft will display the M600 in its mockup form during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, scheduled July 20 – 26.
“AirVenture Oshkosh remains the greatest general aviation venue in the world,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “Piper plans to take full advantage of this gathering of aviators to exhibit our latest product, the M600, as well as offer a glimpse of 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 rollout of the new M-Class line, the M350, the Meridian M500, and the M600. The press conference will also include discussion of the company’s alternative fuel initiative with the recently certified diesel Archer DX.
On display at the Piper static exhibit in the Main Aircraft Display area 140-145, 156-161 will be the M600 mockup, the single-engine turboprop Meridian 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 Twin-Class and Trainer-Class Seminole and Seneca V. Additionally, Piper will be exhibiting the Trainer-Class Piper Archer, which remains 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, Meridian 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.
About the Piper M600
The Piper M600 is significant product advancement, featuring a new, clean sheet design wing and a sophisticated 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/ 482 km/h, a max range of 1,300 nm / 2408 km, and a max payload of 1,200 lbs. / 544 kg. The G3000 avionics suite is the next generation of Garmin architecture, offering the most comprehensive, intuitive, and technologically advanced package on today’s market. The M600 will be listed at a competitive price of $2.82 million.
About the Piper Meridian M500
The Piper Meridian 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 2015 M500 is listed at a competitive price of $2.26 million. The Piper M500 was recently named by luxury lifestyle magazine the Robb Report as the “Best of the Best Personal Aircraft for 2015.”
About the Piper M350
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 2015 M350 is listed at a competitive price of $1.15M million.
About the Piper M-Class Matrix
The unpressurized Piper Matrix presents the perfect step up from any four-place aircraft. With an attractive airstair door entrance and the largest cabin volume in its class, the Matrix projects sophistication. Once in the air, the 350 HP dual turbocharged engine continues to step up the game by producing high performance numbers sure to satisfy any pilot’s mission.
About the Piper Seneca V
The Piper Seneca V is powered by two Continental Turbocharged TSIO-360-RB engines generating 220 hp each. The configuration of multiple entry and baggage doors with the comfort of a cabin-class interior makes the Piper Seneca V the perfect business tool. It comes equipped with a three-screen Garmin G1000 avionics suite.
About the Piper Seminole
The Piper Seminole, with G1000 avionics a factory standard, is an advanced training aircraft with proven reliability in more than 20 years of service and hundreds of thousands of hours, in real-world and flight school environments throughout the world. The Seminole is a twin-engine, piston-powered aircraft that seats four and is powered by two Lycoming L/O -360-A1H6 engines, each generating 180 hp. Its cruising speed at 75 percent power is 162 KTAS / 300 km/h and its overall range is 700 nm /1,426 km.
About the Piper Archer TX
As a classroom, the Piper Archer provides everything needed to learn to fly safely. Standard instrumentation includes the Garmin G1000 glass cockpit system, a perfect mixture of low workload and high technology. Piper’s specially created flight school interior, designed to withstand the rigors of flight training, is standard equipment, and the option of factory-installed air conditioning adds to the Archer’s appeal as a training aircraft. It is powered by the 180 hp Lycoming 0-360-A4M piston engine and offers a 128 ktas / 237 km/h cruise speed.
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, Meridian M500, M350, and Matrix – offers businesses and individuals elegant performance and value. The Twin Class Seneca and Seminole balance proven performance, efficiency, and simplicity in twin-engine aircraft. The Trainer Class Archer TX, Archer DX, Arrow, Seminole, and Seneca aircraft form the most complete technically-advanced line of pilot training aircraft in the world. Unparalleled service and support is offered through a network of 38 dealers and nearly 100 service centers worldwide. All Piper airplanes feature advanced Garmin avionics in the cockpit. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.
SOURCE: Piper Aircraft, Inc.