Piper Aircraft’s M600 single-engined turboprop will make its show debut later this month at the AirVenture business and general aviation event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

The seven-seat aircraft was launched in April and sits at the head of Piper’s nine-strong family of propeller aircraft, most of which will be on display alongside the M600 mock-up.

The M600 is based on Piper’s M500 turboprop-single platform, but has a redesigned wing and advanced digital fuel management technologies. These combine, Piper says, to give the M600 a maximum range of 1,300nm (2,405km) – nearly 240nm longer than that of its stablemate.

The Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42A-powered M600 is also the first turboprop platform to feature the Garmin G3000 flightdeck. Priced at $2.8 million, the flagship aircraft is scheduled for certification and service entry in the fourth quarter of this year.

Source: Flight International