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Piper Fury cleared for delivery

CEO hints at more to come

The new Piper M700 Fury has been certified, the company announced, hinting that it might not remain the fastest or most sophisticated and capable airplane in the Piper Aircraft lineup for long.

Image courtesy of Piper Aircraft.

The 301-knot M700 powered by a 700-horsepower Pratt&Whitney PT6A-52 engine was announced (on AOPA’s YouTube channel) February 6, and the FAA awarded the new flagship its type certificate on February 29; Piper advised in that news release that customer deliveries will begin immediately.

The new turboprop, delivered for about $4.3 million as typically equipped, according to a company spokesperson, takes the place of the M600/SLS as the flagship of Piper's M-class line, though there are more models on the way, CEO John Calcagno said in Piper’s release: The Fury “is just the first step in a new generation of our M-Class product line … Piper’s M-Class will be expanding both above and below what we currently offer today.”

The Fury is equipped with a Garmin G3000 flight deck, including integrated Emergency Autoland—a system that Piper and Garmin pioneered. The Piper M600/SLS retrofitted with Garmin's Autoland system was the first certified aircraft installation approved by the FAA in 2020.

Piper increased the range (1,424 nautical miles) and climb performance of the Fury, compared to its predecessor. The M700 can climb at 2,048 feet per minute at maximum takeoff weight, and reach 25,000 feet in just under 14 minutes, 34 percent faster than the M600/SLS.

Jim Moore
Jim Moore
Managing Editor-Digital Media
Digital Media Managing Editor Jim Moore joined AOPA in 2011 and is an instrument-rated private pilot, as well as a certificated remote pilot, who enjoys competition aerobatics and flying drones.
Topics: Turboprop, Piper Aircraft Inc

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