Piper PA-46 Serie

General information about PA-46-310P Malibu

Also known as the Malibu, the Piper PA-46-310P is a single-engine pressurized turboprop multi-purpose aircraft with retractable landing gear from Piper Aircraft Corporation, an American aircraft manufacturer. It is powered by a Continental TSIO-520 BE / SER piston engine - a direct-injection version with turbocharger - with a power of 230 kW / 320 hp. In the standard configuration, the machine provides space for five passengers and one crew member. The business aircraft is 8.66 meters long, 3.44 meters high and has a wingspan of 13.11 meters. The empty weight is 1,066 kilograms and the maximum takeoff weight is 1,860 kilograms. The top speed is 434 kilometers per hour and the cruising speed accordingly at 398 kilometers per hour. The PA-46-310P Malibu has a range of 2,880 kilometers. The first flight of the prototype without pressurized cabin, the PA-46-300T Malibu, took place on November 30, 1979. The maiden flight of the first production version with two-bladed Hartzell propeller, the PA-46-310P Malibu, took place just under three years later in August 1982. Thirteen months later, it was approved by the American Aviation Authority, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Since 1983, 404 machines of this type have been manufactured.

 

Other variants of the PA-46 series

In addition to the prototype PA-46-300T Malibu and the prototype series production PA-46-310P Malibu, three more PA-46 versions were developed: the Malibu Mirage PA-46-350P, the Malibu Meridian PA-46-500TP and the PA 46-R350-T matrix. All three versions can accommodate five passengers and one crew member in the standard configuration. The wingspan of the individual versions do not differ.

The PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage has a new powerplant compared to the PA-46-310P Malibu, three-bladed Hartzell propeller, a modified electrical system and a modernized Interior. It is powered by a Lycoming TIO-540-AE2A six-cylinder piston engine with 257 kW / 350 hp. The aircraft is 8.72 meters long and 3.51 meters high; she is the highest version. The unladen mass is 1,397 kilograms and the maximum takeoff weight is 1,950 kilograms. The top speed is 430 kilometers per hour and the cruising speed is 395 kilometers per hour. The take-off distance is 726 meters and the landing distance 595 meters. The service ceiling is reached at 7,750 meters and the maximum range is 2,491 kilometers. The first flight of the Malibu Mirage took place in 1998.

 

The PA-46-500TP Malibu Meridian has a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42A turboprop with 373 kW / 500 hp and four-bladed Hartzell propeller. At 9.02 meters, it is the longest version. The height is 3.44 meters. The empty weight is 1,549 kilograms and the maximum takeoff weight 2,310 kilograms. The cruising speed is 485 kilometers per hour, making it the highest cruising speed version. The take-off distance is 743 meters and the landing distance is 643 meters. The service ceiling is reached at 9,144 meters; It is thus the version with the highest ceiling. The maximum range, however, is 1,953 kilometers. The first flight of the Malibu Meridian took place on August 21, 1998.

The PA-46-R350-T Matrix, with a length of 8.80 meters and a height of 3.44 meters, is the latest variant and received approval in October 2007. Like the Malibu Mirage, it has a Lycoming TIO- 540-AE2A Six-cylinder piston engine drive with 257 kW / 350 hp, a glass cockpit from Avidyne and a three-blade Hartzell propeller. However, she has no pressurized cabin. With a weight of 1,332 kilograms it is slightly lighter than the PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage and with 1.969 it has a higher maximum takeoff mass. The cruising speed is 348 kilometers per hour. The take-off distance is 637 meters and the landing distance is 600 meters. The service ceiling is 7,620 meters and the range is up to 2,485 kilometers.

 

Products and services for the PA-46 series

For your Piper PA-46 Seriesr, we offer comprehensive interior, exterior, avionics, CAMO or FAA services. In the area of interiors, for example, we offer entry sills or floor heating customized to customer requirements. In the field of avionics we support you with the 8.33kHz- as well as the cockpit upgrade and in the exterior we realize your individual paint job wishes. Please contact us for more Information.

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