Main Menu

Piper PA-46 Malibu

piper-pa46
Malibu
Initially flown for the first time on 30 November 1979, designated PA-46-300T, as an unpressurised development aircraft, the first real prototype flew on 21 August 1982. This was a pressurised, all-metal aircraft seating six, with retractable undercarriage.
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 powered by a Teledyne Continental TSIO-520-BE turbocharged engine, the pressurised cabin providing seating a pilot and five passengers.
 
 Pip-PA46-10
PA-46-350P Cockpit

 

The initial PA-46-310P Malibu production version received FAA certification on 27 September 1983 and deliveries into service began during November 1983. Fitted with a high aspect ratio wing, IFR avionics was standard and an airstair style door at the rear of the aircraft. Production was discontinued during 1988 after 344 had been built.
 
 Pip-PA46-08
PA-46-310P Malibu

 

Certification (FAA A25SO) of the original PA-46-310P was achieved in September 1983 and deliveries commenced the following November and 402 were produced. Certification covered 46-8408001 to 46-8608067, and 4608007 to 4608007
 
The turbocharged PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage was introduced in October 1988 replacing the -310, with deliveries beginning two months later at $679,900 as standard. This differed in having a 350 hp (261 kW) Textron Lycoming TIO-540-AE2A engine in place of the earlier 310 hp (231 kW) Teledyne Continental TSIO-520-BE. . FAA certification was received on 30 August 1988.
 
 Pip-PA46-02
PA-46 Malibu Mirage
 
Fitted with a new wing, revised interior and electrical system, and standard Bendix / King avionics packages, around 250 were produced. Other features include a redesigned flight deck, two-piece glareshield and a 40-lb (18-kg) increase in useful load.
By spring 1991 Piper had orders for over 100 of the PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage 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.
 
The first Meridian, a non‑conforming example, flew summer 1988/89. On 21 June 2001 the first Malibu Meridian was certified by the UK CAA.
 
 Pip-PA46-09
PA-46-500TP Malibu Meridian

 

Plans to build a turbine powered Malibu was announced during 1987 and a prototype, N35646, was built which first flew on 26 September 1988. The prototype was powered by a 400 shp Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-11 turboprop and a revised type, the TP-600, was manufactured with a 600 shp PT6A-11 engine. New Piper were also producing the type, from 1994, with improvements to the autopilot, braking system and air-conditioning.
 
 Pip-PA46-03
 
Rocket Engineering of Spokane, Washington produced turboprop conversions of Piper Malibu. Certificated during August 1998, around 90 320 and 350 types were converted to JetPROP models with Pratt & Whitney PT6A-34/35 engines. During 2003 the JetPROP DL conversions with Pratt & Whitney PT6A-21 engines were started, and by 2003 233 aircraft had been converted.
 
 Pip-PA46-04
PA-46 Matrix
 
The PA-46R-350T is an unpressurised version of the Mirage, announced during October 2007 with deliveries Avidyne TAS610 dual antenna traffic advisory system and speed brakes. During 2010 a Garmin G1000 avionics system was available. Piper Aircraft received FAA certification of the G1000 NXi next generation integrated flight deck on both the M500 single engine turboprop and M350 pressurized, single-engine piston. Piper was set to offer it as a retrofit option (via STC) for fielded G1000 equipped Matrix, Mirage (M350), and Meridian (M500) aircraft.
 
 
Specifications
 
PA-46 Malibu
Engine: Lycoming TIO-540, 350 hp
Wingspan: 43'
Length: 28' 8"
Height: 11' 3"
Cabin Length: 12' 3"
Empty Weight: 3,000 lb
Ramp Weight: 4,318 lb
Takeoff Gross Weight: 4,300 lb
Useful Load: 1,318 lb
Payload: 598 lb
Max. Landing Weight: 4,100 lb
Baggage Capacity: 100 lb
Fuel Capacity: 120 USG
Fuel Burn (Idle): 9 USGPH
Climb Rate (Initial): 1,220 FPM
Takeoff - Over 50': 2,550'
Landing - Over 50': 1,950'
Service Ceiling: 25,000'
Max. Speed: 225 knots
Normal Speed: 200 knots
Normal Range: 1,018 NM
Cruise 65%: 206 kts
Cruise 55%: 200 kph @ 25,000 ft
Long Range Speed: 190 knots
Long Range: 1,150 NM
Normal Fuel Burn: 24 USGPH         
Stall Speed (Flaps Down): 60 knots
 
PA-46-310
Max speed: 270 mph
Cruise speed: 226 mph
Max Cruise speed: 249 mph
Stall: 67 mph
ROC: 1143 ft/min
Service ceiling: 25,000 ft
Takeoff run: 1440 ft
Takeoff to 50 ft: 2025 ft
Ldg from 50 ft: 1520 ft
Ldg run: 640 ft
Range norm: 1531 mi
Range max: 1790 mi
Wing span: 43 ft 0 in
Fuel capacity: 101.6 imp.gal / 122 USG
Length: 28 ft 4.75 in          
Empty weight: 2275 lb
Weight equipped: 2350 lb
Loaded weight: 3850 lb
Payload: 100 lb
 
PA-46-310P Malibu
Engine: Teledyne Continental TSIO-520-BE, 310 hp
Prop: Hartzell, 2 blade CS 6 ft 8 in
Cabin length: 12 ft 4 in
Cabin width: 49.5 in
Cabin height: 47 in
Rear pax door: 46 x 24 in
Baggage door left side nose: 23 x 19 in
Nose compartment capacity: 13 cu.ft / 100 lb unpressurised
Rear baggage compartment: 20 cu.ft / 100 lb pressured
 
PA-46-350
Max speed: 273 mph
Cruise long range: 193 mph
Cruise Econ: 229 mph
Cruise speed norm: 247 mph
Cruise speed max: 259 mph
Stall: 69 mph
ROC: 1220 ft/min
Service ceiling: 25,000 ft
Takeoff run: 1530 ft
Takeoff to 50 ft: 2375 ft
Ldg from 50 ft: 1960 ft
Ldg run: 1010 ft
Range norm: 1172 mi
Range econ: 1248 mi
Range max: 1450 mi
Wing span: 43 ft 0 in
Fuel capacity: 101.6 imp.gal / 122 USG
Length: 28 ft 11 in             
Empty weight: 3080 lb
Weight equipped: 3121 lb
Loaded weight: 4340 lb
Payload: 100 lb
 
Piper 1998 PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage
Engine make/model:Lyc. TIO-540AE2A, 350 hp
TBO: 2000 hr
Propeller: Const. spd.
Landing gear: Tri/Retr.
Gross weight: 4300 lb
Empty weight, std: 3048 lb
Useful load, std: 1252 lb
Fuel: 120 USG
Wingspan: 43 ft
Overall length: 28 ft. 7 in
Height: 11 ft. 6 in
Wing area: 175 sq. ft
Seating capacity: 5
Cabin width: 50 in
Cabin height: 47 in
Baggage capacity: 200 lb
Cruise speed 75% power: 225 kt
Cruise speed 65% power: 215 kt
Max range (w/ res) 75% power: 990 nm
Max range (w/ res) 65% power: 1056 nm
Fuel consumption 75% power: 20 USgph
Fuel consumption 65% power: 18 USgph
Stall speed (gear, flaps down): 60 kt
Best rate of climb: 1218 fpm
Service ceiling: 25,000 ft
Takeoff ground roll: 1530 ft
Landing ground roll: 1018 ft
 
2001 New Piper Malibu Mirage
Engine: Lycoming TIO-540-AE2A, 350 hp / 261kW @SL to 17,000 ft
TBO: 2000 hr
Fuel type: 100
Propeller: Hartzell CS
Landing gear: Tri/Retr.
Gross weight: 4340 lb
Max landing weight: 4100 lb
Empty weight, std: 3157 lb
Useful load, std: 1183 lb
Payload, full std. fuel: 463 lb
Usable fuel, std: 120 USG
Oil capacity: 12 qt
Wingspan: 43 ft
Overall length: 28 ft. 8 in
Height: 11 ft. 6 in
Wing area: 175 sq. ft
Wing loading: 23.6 lbs./sq. ft
Power loading: 12.3 lbs./hp
Wheel base: 8 ft
Wheel track: 12 ft. 3 in.
Wheel size: 6.00 x 6
Seating capacity: 6
Cabin doors: 1
Cabin width: 50 in
Cabin height: 47 in
Baggage capacity: 200 lb
Cruise speed @ 25,000 ft 75% power: 213 kt
Cruise speed @ 25,000 ft 65% power: 203 kt
Max range (w/ res) 75% power: 1065 nm
Stall speed (gear, flaps down): 58 kt
Best rate of climb (SL): 1218 fpm
Service ceiling: 25,000 ft
Takeoff ground roll: 1090 ft
Takeoff over 50-ft. obstacle: 2090 ft
Landing ground roll: 1020 ft
Landing over 50-ft. obstacle: 1960 ft
 
2005 New Piper Mirage
Base price: $970,000
Engine: Lycoming TIO-540-AE2A, 350 hp to 17,000
TBO: 2000 hr
Fuel type: 100/100LL
Propeller: Hartzell three blade 80 in
Landing gear: Tri./Retr.
Max ramp weight: 4340 lb
Gross weight: 4340 lb
Landing weight: 4100 lb
Empty weight, std: 3100 lb
Useful load, std: 1240 lb
Payload, full std. fuel: 520 lb
Usable fuel, std: 120 USG
Oil capacity: 12 qt
Wingspan: 43 ft
Overall length: 28 ft. 6 in
Height: 11 ft. 5 in
Wing area: 175 sq. ft
Wing loading: 24.8 lbs./sq. ft
Power loading: 12.4 lbs./hp
Wheel size: 6.00 x 6
Seating capacity: 6
Cabin doors: 1
Cabin width: 49 in
Cabin height: 47 in
Cruise speed 75% power: 213 kt
Cruise speed 65% power: 199 kt
Cruise speed 55% power: 166 kt
Fuel consumption 75% power: 20.0 USgph
Fuel consumption 65% power: 18.0 USgph
Fuel consumption 55% power: 15.0 USgph
Range, 55% power: 1055 nm
Best rate of climb (SL): 1225 fpm
Max operating altitude: 25,000 ft
Vso: 58 kt
Takeoff ground roll: 1090 ft
Takeoff over 50-ft. obstacle: 2090 ft
Landing ground roll: 1020 ft
Landing over 50-ft. obstacle: 1960 ft
 
2006 Piper Mirage PA46
Engine: Lycoming TIO-540-AE2A, 350 ho @SL to 18,000 ft
TBO: 2000 hr
Fuel type: 100/100LL
Propeller: Hartzell three-blade CS
Landing gear: Tri./Retr.
Max ramp weight: 4358 lb
Gross weight: 4340 lb
Landing weight: 4123 lb
Empty weight, std: 3121 lb
Useful load, std: 1237 lb
Payload, full std. fuel: 517 lb
Useful fuel: 120 USG
Oil capacity: 12 qt
Wingspan: 43 ft
Overall length: 28 ft. 10 in
Height: 11 ft. 4 in
Wing area: 175 sq. ft
Wing loading: 24.8 lbs./sq. ft
Power loading: 12.4 lbs./hp
Wheel size: 6.00 x 6
Seating capacity: 6
Cabin doors: 1
Cabin width: 50 im
Cabin height: 45 in
Cruise speed 75% power: 213 kt
Fuel consumption 75% power: 20 USgph
Fuel consumption 65% power: 18 USgph
Vso: 58 kt
Max operating altitude: 25,000 ft
Best rate of climb (SL): 1220 fpm
Takeoff ground roll: 1090 ft
Takeoff over 50-ft. obstacle: 2090 ft
Landing ground roll: 1065 ft
Landing over 50-ft. obstacle: 1965 ft
 
PA-46R-350T
Engine: TIO-540-AE2A, 350 hp
Wingspan: 43 ft 0 in
Length: 28 ft 11 in
Height: 11 ft 4 in
Empty weight: 2937 lb
Loaded weight: 4340 lb
Payload: 1421 lb
Fuel capacity: 120 USG
Service ceiling: 25,000 ft
Takeoff to 50 ft: 2090 ft
Landing from 50 ft: 1968 lb
 
2008 Piper Malibu PA46-350 Matrix
Base price: $757,000
Engine: Lycoming O-TIO-540-AE2A. 350 hp
TBO: 2000 hr
Fuel type: 100/100LL
Propeller: 3-blade Hartzell
Landing gear: Tri./Retr.
Max ramp weight: 4358 lb
Gross weight: 4340 lb
Landing weight: 4123 lb
Empty weight, std: 2937 lb
Useful load, std: 1421 lb
Usable fuel:120 USG /720 lb
Payload, full std. fuel: 701 lb
Wingspan: 43 ft
Overall length: 28 ft. 11 in
Height: 11 ft. 4 in
Wing area: 175 sq. ft
Wing loading: 24.8 lbs./sq. ft
Power loading: 12.4 lbs./hp
Seating capacity: 6
Cabin doors: 1
Cabin width: 49.5 in
Cabin height: 47 in
Cruise speed 75% power @ 25,000 ft: 215 kt
Cruise speed 75% power @ 10,000 ft: 190 kt
Fuel consumption 75% power: 20 USgph
Fuel consumption 65% power: 18 USgph
Fuel consumption 55% power: 15 USgph
Vso: 58 kt
Best rate of climb (SL): 1150 fpm
Service ceiling: 25,000 ft
Takeoff ground roll: 1087 ft
Takeoff over 50 ft. obstacle: 2090 ft
Landing ground roll: 1020 ft
Landing over 50 ft. obstacle: 1968 ft
 
PA-46 Malibu Meridian
Engine: Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A, 1090 shp
Wingspan: 43 ft
Wing Area: 183 sq. ft
Max Ramp Weight: 5134 lb
Useful Load: 1698 lb / 679 kg
Fuel Capacity, Useable: 170 USG
Cruise: 262 kt.
Endurance: 4.8 hr.
Vso: 69 kt
Rate Of Climb: 1556 fpm
Max Certified Altitude: 30,000 ft
Max Cruise Speed: 260 kt
Takeoff Distance: 1650 ft
Takeoff Over 50 Ft. Obstacle: 2438 ft
Landing Distance: 1020 ft
Landing Over 50 Ft. Obstacle: 2110 ft
 
2005 New Piper PA46-500T Meridian
Engine: Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A, 500 shp @ FL200
TBO: 3500 hr
Fuel type: Jet A
Propeller: Hartzell CS
Landing gear: Tri./Retr.
Max ramp weight: 5134 lb
Max takeoff weight: 5092 lb
Empty weight, std: 3404 lb
Useful fuel: 170 USG
Payload, full std. fuel: 591 lb
Wingspan: 43 ft
Overall length: 29.6 ft
Height: 11.3 ft
Wing area: 183 sq. ft
Wing loading: 10.8 lbs./sq. ft
Power loading: 27.3 lbs./hp
Wheel size: 6.00 x 6
Seating capacity: 6
Cabin doors: 1
Cabin width: 49 in
Cabin height: 47 in
Max cruise speed: 260 kt
Fuel consumption: 37 USgph
Range: 1000+ nm
Best rate of climb (SL): 1556 fpm
Max operating altitude: 30,000 ft
Vso: 61 kt
Takeoff ground roll: 1650 ft
Takeoff over 50-ft. obstacle: 2438 ft
Landing ground roll: 1020 ft
Landing over 50-ft. obstacle: 2110 ft
 
P-46T Meridian
Engine: P&W PT6A-42, 500 hp
Wingspan: 43'
Length: 29' 6"
Height: 11' 3"
Cabin Length: 12' 3"
Empty Weight: 3,403 lb
Ramp Weight: 4,892 lb
Takeoff Gross Weight: 4,850 lb
Useful Load: 1,489 lb
Payload: 350 lb
Max. Landing Weight: 4,850 lb
Baggage Capacity: 100 lb
Fuel Capacity: 170 USG
Noise Level (dB): 73.7
Fuel Burn (Idle): 21 USGPH
Climb Rate (Initial): 1,741 FPM
Takeoff - Over 50': 2,775'
Landing - Over 50': 2,250'
Service Ceiling: 30,000'
Max. Speed: 262 knots
Normal Speed: 258 knots
Normal Range: 1,000 NM
Long Range Speed: 240 knots
Long Range: 1,070 NM
Normal Fuel Burn: 41 USGPH
Stall Speed (Flaps Down):  61 kt
 
PA-46-600
Length: 29 ft 7 in
Loaded weight: 5300 lb
 
 Pip-PA46-05
PA-46-310
 
 Pip-PA46-06
PA-46-350
 
 Pip-PA46-07
PA-46 Malibu Meridian
 
 
 

 

 


Copyright © 2019 all-aero. All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU General Public License.