- 25 May 2022
- Dave Higdon
- Aircraft Ownership
The Piper M600 costs between $2.40m for a 2016 model, up to $3.40m for a 2023 model, according to Aircraft Bluebook’s Winter 2023 data. These prices represent average retail for a model year. Individual aircraft model prices could vary from the average, however, depending on a combination of factors, including the aircraft’s maintenance condition, upgrades and retrofits installed, time on the engine and airframe, and more. A final sale price is ultimately negotiated between the buyer and seller based on aircraft specifics.
Other options to the Piper M600 in the single-engine turboprop market include the Daher TBM 940, which features a Garmin G3000 avionics suite and offers a maximum range of 1,730nm, with the capacity to seat up to five passengers.
Perhaps the most significant upgrade over the Piper M500 is in the avionics, with the Piper M600 offering a sophisticated Garmin G3000 suite. The M600 was the first single-engine turboprop to boast this touchscreen-controlled glass flight deck.
Today the Piper M600 aircraft is branded as the M600/SLS – SLS standing for Safety, Luxury and Support. The Piper M600/SLS was the first aircraft in the world to receive certification of the Garmin Autoland System – which represents the “safety” element in the name. The autoland system, when activated, will autonomously land the aircraft in the event that the pilot becomes incapacitated. Additional standard features include the EXP (Luxury) interior. The M600/SLS is an improved version of the M600, bringing an upgraded avionics suite (Garmin G3000 NG), advanced safety features, and the capacity to carry more fuel through a new wing design, lending it a greater range and payload capacity than the older aircraft design. The six-seater aircraft has a maximum cruise speed of 274ktas and a range of 1,658nm.
Piper M600 Turboprop Overview
By Gerrard Cowan - Editor, Aircraft Reviews
An improved version of the M500, the Piper M600 brought an upgraded avionics suite (Garmin G3000 NG), advanced safety features, and the capacity to carry more fuel through a clean-sheet wing design, lending it a greater range and payload capacity than the older M500 design.
The six-seater M600 has a maximum cruise speed of 274ktas, a Vmo speed of 250ktas, and a range of 1,658nm.
What features does the Piper M600 offer?
The M600 is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A 600shp engine and has a significantly upgraded interior when compared to the M500, with what the company describes as ergonomically designed, aesthetically styled seats that have been optimized for passenger comfort.
However, perhaps the most significant major advance is in the avionics and safety features.
What came before and after the Piper M600?
The Piper M600 traces its origins to the PA-46-310P Malibu, which has since seen several upgrades, including the Malibu Meridian. The M600 has itself been further enhanced, with Piper announcing the new M600/SLS in 2019.
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