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.
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Status Active, In-Service
[ 1,177 Units ] : Piper Aircraft - USA
- Commercial Market
28.22 ft (8.6 m)
43.01 ft (13.11 m)
11.29 ft (3.44 m)
(Showcased structural dimension values pertain to the Piper PA-46 Matrix production model)
2,998 lb (1,360 kg)
4,409 lb (2,000 kg)
(Showcased weight values pertain to the Piper PA-46 Matrix production model)
1 x Lycoming TIO-540-AE2A turboprop engine developing 350 horsepower driving a multibladed propeller unit at the nose.
(Showcased powerplant information pertains to the Piper PA-46 Matrix production model)
249 mph (400 kph; 216 kts)
25,000 feet (7,620 m; 4.73 miles)
1,553 miles (2,500 km; 1,350 nm)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the Piper PA-46 Matrix production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
(Showcased armament details pertain to the Piper PA-46 Matrix production model)
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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