Piper Meridian In this month’s Aircraft Comparative Analysis- we are providing information on a selection of New and Pre-Owned business turboprops in the $2.0-2.23 million range for the purpose of valuing the Piper Meridian for sale. Both can accomplish the mission – but the Meridian will be cheaper to operate. I do have one customer who upgraded to a TBM 700C2 from a Meridian, and he swears that “climbing over the spar” was the single reason that he upgraded. If you have a long way to go and you must carry four-plus people on a regular basis, and you are unwilling to make that fuel stop, then the TBM 700C2 is probably the airplane for you. First GA Aircraft to be Standard Equipped with HALO™ Safety System and Autoland Capability. My friend who now flys a 850 told me that on his 1000 nm flights that he is using less fuel now than before with the Meridian. The system includes a number of features that come into play whether the airplane is being hand flown or on autopilot. With full fuel, the typical G1000 Meridian can carry about three to four people (depending upon individual weight) with a few small bags. The TBM 910 fleet had 4.6% of its fleet for sale as of the end of January 2020, while the Piper M600 had 16% for sale. Although the TBM looks bigger when standing next to the airplane, the actual living space is not that much more than a Meridian. A review of the accident reports of high-performance singles shows that ever since Bonanzas, 210s, Malibus and their even more capable turboprop siblings have been flying at speed, at altitude, they have been susceptible to catastrophic loss-of-control crashes and pilot incapacitation due to hypoxia. This can be a bigger deal if you have mobility issues, but for most pilots, the spar is a surmountable problem (pun intended). To assure it would always recover within one turn after a one-turn spin, a small strake was placed in front of the horizontal stabilizer. We think that’s quite satisfactory in return for a range of nearly 1500 NM as airplanes in this class seem to be flown with only one or two people aboard. An active instructor in the PA46 and King Air markets, he has accumulated 14,300-plus hours of flight time, with more than 5,200 dual-given as a flight instructor. Thermodynamically, it’s rated to 1029 SHP, so it’s loafing at 600 SHP—a good thing, we think, for longevity. I’ve seen C-Inspection invoices that were over $80,000 and there were not very many “additional items” on those high invoices. Consider how problematic the routine fuel stop will be for you and weigh the added cost. As far as landing and takeoff distance, the two airplanes are very similar. The forward pressure required as the airplane is cleaned up adds slightly to the workload for a few moments after liftoff. When it comes to the size of the cockpit and cabin, a slight advantage goes to the TBM. If the pilot commands a pitch attitude that will take the airplane through Vmo, the autopilot will hold Vmo and no faster. If the pilot does not respond, the autopilot flies the airplane to progressively lower altitudes and continues to try to get the pilot to respond. 10/30/19 - Piper Announces New M600 SLS. And the TBO on the -64 (3,000 or 3,500 depending on a few factors) is less than the TBO on the -42A (3,600 hours). In my experience, the single-engine turbine market has been on fire for the last few years. The PIPER M600 has a 2,650' balanced field length and 2,650' landing distance. That is quite a record and compared to what I have read and heard about M series Pipers, trip/mission cancellations are quite regular. Featured Listing. The long nose is an excellent reference for setting pitch attitudes and helps make steep turns simple. 26 Aug 2018, 03:10 If I had any doubt on this decision I’d go the least expensive route (possibly even a used Meridian, M500, M600… Concerning other performance factors, the TBM 700C2 (285 average KTAS) will cruise about 20 KTAS faster than the Meridian (265 average KTAS) and arrive at FL280 a few minutes earlier due to a slightly better climb rate. I think history will show that the 700C2 will be a popular variant of the TBM series for years to come. Cabin furnishings are what we expect in a cabin-class turboprop—leather seats and an overall excellent level of fit and finish. The large wing affords plenty of room to store large amounts of fuel, offers a smooth ride with slightly higher wing loading than the Meridian, and allows for a much higher Vmo (max operating speed). The baggage area is limited to 100 pounds. 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