Piper PA-46 Malibu

1983

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Piper PA-46 Malibu

Piper announced in late 1982 the intention to introduce in late 1983 a new aircraft which it claimed to be the world's first cabin-class pressurised aircraft with a single piston engine. Designated 'Piper PA-46-310P Malibu, the aircraft is of cantilever low-wing monoplane configuration with retractable tricycle landing gear and powerplant comprising a Teledyne Continental TSIO-520-BE turbocharged engine, the pressurised cabin providing accommodation for a pilot and five passengers. Certification of the original PA-46-310P was achieved in September 1983 and deliveries commenced the following November. Four hundred and two of this version were built before it was superseded by the PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage. By spring 1991 Piper had orders for over 100 of this version but, after several aircraft broke up in adverse weather conditions, the FAA revoked its IMC certification and began a Special Certification Review. Piper worked hard to clear the design's reputation and by February 1992 the Malibu was returned to full operations.

Specification 
 MODELPiper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage
 ENGINE1 x Textron Lycoming TIO-540-AE2A flat-six piston engine, 261kW
 WEIGHTS
  Take-off weight1950 kg4299 lb
  Empty weight1265 kg2789 lb
 DIMENSIONS
  Wingspan13.11 m43 ft 0 in
  Length8.66 m28 ft 5 in
  Height3.44 m11 ft 3 in
 PERFORMANCE
  Max. speed417 km/h259 mph
  Ceiling7625 m25000 ft
  Range2687 km1670 miles

Comments
Stroup, e-mail, 08.11.2011 02:22

Where is the turboprop Meridian?

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leo rudnicki, e-mail, 13.05.2009 20:56

Charles, you're spelling of incorret is incorrect as is you're interpretation of given facts. The picture is a Malibu PA-46-310P and data block is PA-46-350P. The text explains the difference. What are you putting in your tea?

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clark moody, e-mail, 05.12.2020 leo rudnicki

leo: "you're spelling....." "you're interpretation" ????

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charles, e-mail, 13.05.2009 19:27

The information provided here is incorret. The picture is a Malibu 1983, but the spec you have given is for a Malibu Mirage circa 1988. Please research your facts before posting misleading information

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