Piper Aircraft will exhibit its flagship product, the M600, at the annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, held in Lakeland, Fla. April 4-9. Piper’s static display will be in the manufacturers’ exhibit area (MD-18), along the walkway to the announcers stand in the northernmost exhibit area just south of the runway.
“Piper will be at Florida’s SUN ‘n FUN in force once again this year,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “This venue gives Florida’s general aviation capabilities an opportunity to shine and Piper is very proud to display aircraft from both our M-class and T-class product lines and be a part of this event.”
On display will be the company’s top-of-the line single-engine M600 turboprop and the piston powered pressurized M350 from the company’s M-Class lineup. Additionally, Piper will be showcasing its robust trainer class offerings, the Archer TX and the twin-engine Seminole – two key members of Piper’s family of training aircraft, which also include the single engine Warrior and the single engine, retractable gear Arrow. Piper Aircraft is the only OEM that offers a full line up of training aircraft.
About the Piper M600 – The Piper M600 features 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 274 ktas/507 km/h, a max range of 1,484 nm / 2,748 km, and a standard useful load of 2,400 lbs. / 1,089 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.
About Piper M350 – The Piper M350 is the most capable single-engine piston in production today. It is the only pressurized, six-place, cabin class piston aircraft on the market. With the most advanced safety features available, the M350 uses Garmin G1000 technology along with the GFC 700 and enhanced auto pilot flight control system for the safest, most intuitive flight. Better operating efficiency, increased range, additional payload, and a six cylinder, turbocharged Lycoming TIO-540-AE2A engine are only a few reasons pilots chose this practical and reliable aircraft. The M350 is a constituent of Piper’s trusted and esteemed M-Class line.
About the Piper Archer TX – The Piper Archer has been, and continues to be, the perfect gateway to launching flying careers all over the world. With a 180 hp Lycoming engine and an advanced Garmin G1000 NXi avionics suite with high-speed processing power, the Archer is a durable and reliable aircraft for both teaching and cross-country flying. It also offers numerous options and upgrades, such as the stylish LX package, as well as an optional fuel injected Lycoming IO-360-B4A engine.
About the Seminole – The twin engine Seminole is the ideal multi-engine trainer for flight schools, with its distinctive T-tail, counter rotating propellers and semi-tapered wings, it is perfectly positioned for a single-engine pilot to step up to twin engine flying. The balance of purchase price, operating cost and performance makes the Seminole a great addition to flight school training fleets. The Seminole includes the latest in Garmin avionics with the G1000 NXi avionics suite which incorporates moderns processing power that supports faster map rendering and smoother panning throughout the displays. Saving valuable time in the cockpit, the displays initialize within seconds after start-up, providing immediate access to frequencies, flight plan data and more.
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 and Seminole balance proven performance, efficiency, and simplicity in twin-engine aircraft. The Trainer Class Warrior, 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.