Piper Aircraft, Inc. has announced the introduction of the Piper M700 Fury – a single-engine, 700 shaft horsepower, cabin-class turboprop.
This newest addition to the PA46 line of high-performance aircraft marks the latest step toward a new generation of the M-Class family.
Performance and Efficiency
At the heart of the M700 Fury is the formidable Pratt & Whitney PT6A-52 engine, delivering 700 shaft horsepower.
The new model outperforms its PA46 predecessors and many rival aircraft in various aspects such as speed, operational costs, and overall value.
“The M700 Fury is a beautifully efficient, cross-country thoroughbred that gives our customers a performance-based flight experience with economics never seen before,” said Piper president and CEO John Calcagno.
“We listened, and we delivered. The M700 Fury encompasses power, performance and the most advanced safety measures available today and an overall value proposition that is extremely compelling to individuals and corporate flight departments alike.”
Speed and Range
The M700 Fury is capable of a maximum cruise speed of 301 KTAS, making it the fastest single-engine aircraft in Piper’s extensive history.
Piper has an enviable 87-year, 134,000 unit production history, and the M700 Fury is the second fastest model of all time. Of all the production models, only the Piper Cheyenne 400LS turbine twin is faster.
Additionally, with a maximum range of 1,149 nm / 1,849 km (at max cruise speed, 1,424 nm at normal cruise speed), the M700 ensures that long-distance journeys are covered with ease and efficiency.
Take-off and Climb Performance
The M700 Fury sets new standards in take-off and climb performance. With a take-off distance over a 50-foot obstacle of just 1,994 feet, it outshines its predecessors by a significant margin, attaining a 24% improvement over the M600 SLS.
Furthermore, its climb rate of 2,048 feet per minute after a maximum gross takeoff weight departure is 32% better than the M600, ensuring swift ascents to altitude.
Efficiency in Flight
During climb to altitude, the M700 Fury demonstrates exceptional efficiency by reaching FL250 in a mere 13.9 minutes, 34% quicker than its predecessor.
This efficiency is further highlighted by covering a shorter distance while consuming significantly less fuel compared to competing aircraft, making it a frontrunner in operational cost savings.
Landing over a 50 ft. obstacle, the M700 Fury continues its classleading performance, achieving a 26 percent reduction versus the M600 and within half the ground roll distance of some competitors.
Equipped with Garmin’s cutting-edge G3000 avionics system, the M700 Fury boasts a state-of-the-art glass flight deck.
This intuitive and technologically advanced suite offers unparalleled situational awareness and control, enhancing the overall flying experience.
Piper’s commitment to safety is evident with the inclusion of the HALO Safety System, featuring Garmin’s Autoland technology—a groundbreaking advancement that provides an additional layer of reassurance in emergency situations.
The aircraft offers six distinct interior schemes, each meticulously crafted with premium materials to ensure both luxury and functionality.
From stylish leathers to ergonomically designed seats, every detail is tailored to enhance the overall flying experience.
Certification and Availability
Anticipation surrounds the imminent Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of the M700 Fury, which is slated for achievement before the end of Q1, 2024.
Following certification, deliveries will then follow. Furthermore, international validations for key regions such as Canada, EASA, the U.K., and Brazil are set to follow in the second half of 2024, extending the reach of this next-gen aircraft to a global audience.
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