Piper Aircraft, Inc. has announced a new model in its PA46 line of high-performance aircraft, the Piper M700 Fury single-engine, 700 shaft horsepower, cabin-class turboprop.
The Piper M700 Fury represents the first step towards a new generation of the M-Class family, outperforming past PA46 models and several competitive aircraft in performance, operational cost efficiencies and overall value. Powered by the Pratt and Whitney PT6A-52 engine, the M700 Fury boasts a maximum cruise speed of 301 ktas with a max range of 1,149 nm / 1,849 km (at max cruise speed, 1,424 nm at normal cruise speed) while maintaining its Basic Med compliant 6,000-pound MGTOW limit.
At a 301 knot max cruise speed, the M700 Fury stands alone as the fastest single-engine aircraft in Piper's enviable 87-year, 134,000 unit production history, and the second fastest model of all time. Only the Piper Cheyenne 400LS turbine twin is faster.
Take-off Performance - TOFL distance over a 50' obstacle at SL, STD day MGTOW is a class-leading 1,994 ft., representing a 641 ft., 24 percent improvement when compared to the M600 SLS that it replaces. That TOFL performance is also 1,198 ft. (38 per cent) shorter than a competing single-engine jet.
Initial Climb - after a MGTOW departure, the M700 enjoys a class-leading 2,048 fpm climb rate, 32 percent better than the M600.
Climb to Altitude - settled into the climb, the M700 Fury reaches a comfortable FL250 in 13.9 minutes (34 per cent quicker than the M600) after covering a short 34-mile distance (35 per cent less distance than prior) while only burning 97 lbs. of fuel (25 per cent less fuel than the M600 and nearly 50 per cent less fuel than a single-engine jet competitor).
Cruise - it has a 301 knot max cruise speed.
Landing Performance - Landing over a 50 ft. obstacle, the M700 Fury continues its class-leading performance, achieving a 26 percent reduction versus the M600 and within half the ground roll distance of some competitors.
"The M700 Fury is a beautifully efficient, cross-country thoroughbred that gives our customers a performance-based flight experience with economics never seen before," says Piper President and CEO John Calcagno. "We listened, and we delivered. The M700 Fury encompasses power, performance and the most advanced safety measures available today and an overall value proposition that is extremely compelling to individuals and corporate flight departments alike."
Airframe changes have been made to accommodate the more powerful engine, a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-52, including a redesigned, more efficient intake plenum that improves ram air recovery, new engine mount assemblies and an improved exhaust stack design that maximizes residual thrust.
This is the first time the PT6A-52 engine is used to power a single-engine turboprop: "During our 55-year collaboration with Piper, we've had the privilege of powering some of the most successful single-engine turboprops in the industry," says Anthony Rossi, vice president, Global Sales and Marketing at Pratt & Whitney Canada. "The M700 Fury is an evolutionary addition to the Piper line-up that includes the PT6A-42A-powered M500 and M600 programs. In total, we have supplied Piper with 12 different PT6A engine models, delivering 3,100 engines to power more than 2,000 Piper aircraft."
Pratt & Whitney worked closely with Piper to integrate an electronic low-oil-level indicator, the first such device on a Piper aircraft, that facilitates the pre-flight process.
The M700 Fury features Garmin's G3000 avionics system - a touchscreen-controlled glass flight deck. The G3000 avionics suite is the most sophisticated Garmin technology available and offers the most comprehensive, intuitive and technologically advanced package in today's market. It all comes standard in the M700 Fury along with the HALO Safety System (including Garmin's Autoland technology) that was first certified in the M600/SLS.
The new model will retain Garmin's PlaneSync technology, which includes a 4G LTE Cellular and Wi-Fi datalink that enables new avionics capabilities to streamline an aircraft owner's pre-flight and post-flight activities. Piper is also first-to-market with Garmin's remote aircraft status capability enabling owners to remotely check the fuel quantity, aircraft location, oil temperature, battery voltage, the current METAR at the aircraft's location and more via the Garmin Pilot application. PlaneSync technology also automatically downloads databases wirelessly while the aircraft is powered down and the owner is away from the aircraft.
The new aircraft includes six new interior schemes, featuring new leathers and aesthetically styled seats that have been thoughtfully crafted with the customer in mind.
FAA certification for the aircraft will be achieved before the end of Q1, 2024 with deliveries starting immediately thereafter. International validations for Canada, EASA, the UK, and Brazil will be achieved in the second half of 2024, with customer deliveries in those regions before the end of the year.
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