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Piper PA-46 (Malibu / Matrix)


Single-Engine Light Aircraft (1983)


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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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Specifications



Service Year
1983

Origin
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United States

Status
ACTIVE
In Active Service.
Crew
1

Production
1,177
UNITS


Piper Aircraft - USA
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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Commercial Aviation
Used in roles serving the commercial aviation market, ferrying both passengers and goods over range.


Length
28.2 ft
(8.60 m)
Width/Span
43.0 ft
(13.11 m)
Height
11.3 ft
(3.44 m)
Empty Wgt
2,998 lb
(1,360 kg)
MTOW
4,409 lb
(2,000 kg)
Wgt Diff
+1,411 lb
(+640 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the Piper PA-46 Matrix production variant)
Installed: 1 x Lycoming TIO-540-AE2A turboprop engine developing 350 horsepower driving a multibladed propeller unit at the nose.
Max Speed
249 mph
(400 kph | 216 kts)
Ceiling
25,000 ft
(7,620 m | 5 mi)
Range
1,553 mi
(2,500 km | 4,630 nm)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the Piper PA-46 Matrix production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
None.


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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