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Piper PA-46 (Malibu / Matrix)

Single-Engine Light Aircraft

The Piper PA-46 was the culmination of work had in the 1970s resulting in prototype PA-46-300T - ultimately finalized under the Malibu name.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 5/14/2019
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Year: 1983
Status: Active, In-Service
Manufacturer(s): Piper Aircraft - USA
Production: 1,177
Crew: 1
Length: 28.22 ft (8.6 m)
Width: 43.01 ft (13.11 m)
Height: 11.29 ft (3.44 m)
Weight (Empty): 2,998 lb (1,360 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 4,409 lb (2,000 kg)
Power: 1 x Lycoming TIO-540-AE2A turboprop engine developing 350 horsepower driving a multibladed propeller unit at the nose.
Speed: 249 mph (400 kph; 216 kts)
Ceiling: 25,000 feet (7,620 m; 4.73 miles)
Range: 1,553 miles (2,500 km; 1,350 nm)
Operators: United States



Variants / Models

• PA-46 - Base Series Designation.
• PA-46-310P "Malibu" - Initial production model.
• PA-46-350P "Malibu Mirage" - Model of 1988-1989.
• Malibu Meridian - Model of 2000; turboprop-powered version of the Malibu.
• PA-46R-350T "Matrix" - Model of 2007; unpressurized cabin variant of the Mirage
• M350 - Modernized Mirage offering.
• M500 - Modernized Meridian offering.
• M600 - Model of 2015.
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