The new Piper Aircraft M600 turboprop has been approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and deliveries are underway. The aircraft provides a roomy cabin with newly styled premium-leather club seating for four, plus plenty of creature comforts for travelers—big windows, USB charging ports, cup holders, executive folding tables, and folding seats. Interior choices include vanilla or black leather for the seats, and a selection of elegant wood-grain and glossy finishes for the tables and woodwork. The M600 is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A turbine engine that produces speeds of up to 315 mph over distances of up to approximately 1,700 miles.
The cockpit utilizes Garmin’s G3000 touchscreen avionics suite, with a new pilot interface design that maximizes ergonomic comfort and minimizes pilot workload. The airplane’s new enhanced safety features include emergency descent mode, electronic stability protection, level mode, and underspeed and overspeed protection, providing an extra level of electronic oversight to prevent accidents.
The aircraft sells for $2.85 million. If you want one, get your order in soon. The company has limited production to just 35 aircraft per year, and this year’s lot is already sold out. (piper.com)