EASA has approved Piper Aircraft’s M600, a six-seat single-engine turboprop. The first European-registered aircraft is due to enter service in Q3 2017, and is destined for the Czech Republic.
“This is the fifth certification the M600 has received in less than a year from aviation authorities around the world,” said Simon Caldecott, CEO at Piper Aircraft.
“The European certification is a key milestone for the aircraft, which has garnered substantial interest due to its range, payload and safety features along with its outstanding operating economics. With the recent approval by EASA for single-engine turbine aircraft to operate at night or in instrument conditions, the M600 is ideally positioned to take advantage of this expanded opportunity.”
“Our customers are looking for the kind of value proposition delivered by Piper’s M600,” said Lubomir Cornak, president of OK Aviation. “It not only has the range, speed and payload they are demanding but it is also offered at a new product price point that is more than €900,000 (US$1,011,087) less than the closest competitor.”
May 31, 2017