DescriptionThe 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.
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.
- 28.11 ft / 8.6 m
- 43.0 ft / 13.11 m
- 11.3 ft / 3.44 m
- Empty Weight:
- 3,050 lb / 1,383 kg
- 4,340 lb / 1,969 kg
- Fuel Capacity:
- 120 USgal / 454 L
- 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
- 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