BASE PRICE: $ 2,04,900
The M500 is the latest updated version of the Malibu Meridian high-performance single-engine turboprop aircraft. Launched in 1997, as a turboprop-powered version of 1983, pressurized cabin, PA-46 Malibu. The Malibu Meridian entered service in 2000. The piston-engine version is still offered under the M350 designation.
Developed by Piper Aircraft of Vero Beach, Florida. The 500 horse-powered M500 is equipped since 2009 with 3 screens Garmin avionics systems updated since to the latest Garmin G1000 NXi integrated avionics system.
|High Cruise Speed||260 ktas|
|Service Ceiling||30,000 ft|
|Takeoff Distance||2,438 ft|
|Landing Distance||2,110 ft|
*184 ktas cruise with 45 min. reserv
|Maximum Takeoff||5,092 lbs|
|Maximum Landing||4,850 lbs|
|Maximum Zero Fuel||–|
|Basic Operating Weight||3,436 lbs|
|Maximum Payload||1,698 lbs|
|Usable Fuel||170 USG|
Offering the finest interior in its class, the M500 boasts premium leather, carpet, and wood/metal trim. The cabin features the exclusive Piper air-stair door, USB charging ports, lighting controls, beverage holders, work table, and seat controls for each passenger.
The Garmin G1000NXi introduces a higher level of performance combined with extended features offering. The new avionics added processing power with brighter, smoother high-resolution displays allows for more enhanced features, including SurfaceWatch runway identification and alerting technology, Connext (Flight Stream 510) wireless cockpit connectivity, HSI mapping on primary flight display, NEXRAD datalink weather and autopilot coupled visual approaches down to pilot selectable minimums.