Piper Aircraft has been awarded approval from EASA for the Piper M500, clearing the way for the single-engine turboprop to enter into service on the European register.
“EASA certification is an important milestone allowing us to kick off a major sales campaign to bring the M500 to the European market,” said Simon Caldecott, president and CEO of Piper Aircraft. “This is the third international certification for the M500 including Brazil, Canada and Japan.”
The six-place M500 is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A 500shp engine, has a 482kmh maximum cruise speed and a range of 1,000 nautical miles. Equipped with Garmin G1000 avionics, the 2016 M500 is listed at US$1.99m.
August 30, 2016
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