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  • Piper PA-46 Family (Malibu/Matrix/Meridian)

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    Description

    The Piper PA-46 Malibu and Matrix are a family of American light aircraft manufactured by Piper Aircraft of Vero Beach, Florida. Meridian is the turbo-prop variant.

    General Information

    The aircraft is powered by a single engine and has the capacity for one pilot and five passengers. Early Malibus were all piston-engined, but a turboprop version, introduced as the Malibu Meridian but now called the M500, is also available. Currently, Piper offers the M350, M500, and M600 in the PA-46 family.

     

    The PA-46 was the third single-engined piston aircraft with a pressurized cabin to reach the market, after the Mooney M22 and Cessna P210 Centurion, and the only one still in production.

     

    For a detailed summary of each of the variants, and a table of specifications, click here.

     

    The specifications below are for the M350 model.

     

    Malibu

     

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    Matrix

     

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    Meridian

     

    PiperPA-46MeridianG-CEJB.jpg_thumb.078967e1497d935d449f438fc88acef7.jpg PiperPA-46MeridianN8UM.jpg_thumb.e2c00b1c03d71443d56baec004e4fafd.jpg PiperPA-46MeridianN918SF.jpg_thumb.9b715ccef6ee72f877b4c60ff2b6132e.jpg PiperPA-46MeridianVH-TQP.jpg_thumb.0ebdaade2e86f979125b6019c4a40985.jpg PiperPA-46MeridianVH-WMY.jpg_thumb.8bc6424f55ba73163b4502d8cb129aef.jpg

    Specifications

    Seats:
    6
    Length:
    28.11 ft / 8.6 m
    Wingspan:
    43.0 ft / 13.11 m
    Height:
    11.3 ft / 3.44 m
    Empty Weight:
    3,050 lb / 1,383 kg
    MTOW:
    4,340 lb / 1,969 kg
    Fuel Capacity:
    120 USgal / 454 L
    Powerplant:
    1 x Lycoming TIO-540-AE2A 350 hp (260 kW)
    Cruise Speed:
    Max 213 kt / 395 km/h / 259 mph (norm: 247 mph, Econ: 229 mph)
    Stall Speed:
    69 mph
    Range:
    1,343 nm / 2,487 km
    Takeoff Dist.:
    (50 ft obstacle) 2,090 ft / 637 m
    Landing Dist.:
    (50 ft obstacle) 1968 ft / 600 m
    Rate of Climb:
    1220 ft/min
    Service Ceiling:
    25,000 ft / 7,620 m

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