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Piper PA-46 Malibu

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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.
 
 
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
 
 
 

 

 


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