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Piper Introduces New Meridian M500 With Lastest Garmin Avionics

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  1. Piper Introduces New Meridian M500 With Lastest Garmin Avionics
    Piper Aircraft has introduced its newest top-of-the-line M-Class single-engine Meridian M500 turbine business aircraft with the latest in Garmin avionics, enhanced safety features and a number of other significant product improvements. “The 2015 Piper M500 will come equipped with the very newest Garmin avionics package for increased safety,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “As part of our on-going product improvement initiatives, we saw an opportunity to give our customers the latest improvements in proven avionics technology with electronic stability protection, under speed protection and automatic level mode among other improvements.” The Piper M500 seats six with club seating. It is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A 500shp engine, sports a 260 KTAS / 482 km/h max cruise speed and has a range of 1,000 nm / 1,852 km. Equipped with an improved Garmin G1000 avionics suite, the 2015 M500 is listed at a competitive price of $2.26 million.

    The cockpit carries upgraded avionics. The M500’s new Garmin G1000 avionics suite will feature high resolution dual 10-inch PFDs, and a high resolution 12-inch MFD as well as the latest Garmin Software upgrade along with a GFC700 autopilot with enhanced Autopilot Flight Control System (AFCS) including a number of flight safety features: Electronic Stability Protection (ESP), Underspeed Protection (USP), Coupled Go-Around, Expanded Engagement Envelope, Level Mode, Autopilot Auto-Engage
    Master caution, master warning, gear position, gear warning incorporated in the G1000.

    For more information:

    Piper
    2926 Piper Drive
    Vero Beach, FL 32960
    www.piper.com


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