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Is a Piper JetPROP pressurized?

Is a Piper JetPROP pressurized?

Piper’s sleek Malibu/Mirage pressurized singles have always been good performers once they get up to altitude. It’s the takeoff and climb phases that leave a little to be desired. JetProp LLC’s DL and DLX conversions solve that with an infusion of an extra few hundred horsepower.

How fast does a Piper Malibu fly?

225 knots
The Piper Malibu Mirage is as close as you can come to a “no excuses” piston single. Its 350-horsepower Lycoming TIO-540 engine lets you cruise at altitudes up to 25,000 feet and true airspeeds as fast as 225 knots.

Is Piper Malibu a good plane?

The Malibu is a pleasure to fly in any weather, but you must be comfortable with a choppy ride in turbulence due to the long wings. The payback is an excellent glide rate. Although it is approved for flight into known icing, flight characteristics change significantly with ice on the structure.

How fast is a Piper JetProp?

This impressive new turbine single, New Piper says, will turn out a maximum cruise speed of 267 knots at 25,000 feet while burning approximately 31 gph of Jet A….A Malibu on steroids.

Rocket Engineering JetProp DLX (Malibu Mirage version) Conversion cost: $599,000 (plus airframe cost)
Wingspan 43 ft

Is the Piper Malibu safe?

Although there are countless airplane accidents, structural failure is one of the least common causes. But it has not been a rarity with the Piper Malibu. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, there have been a total of 165 serious PA-46 crashes, a rate of more than 16 per cent.

Are all Piper Malibus pressurized?

There was probably no way for Piper to know that the Malibu would have as long a life as it’s turned out to have — even early airplanes are highly desirable and maintain their value well, thanks to a number of upgrade programs. It was, after all, an all-metal pressurized six-seat cabin-class airplane.

How many passengers does a Piper JetPROP seat?

Single engine piston aircraft with retractable landing gear. The PA 46-350P seats up to 5 passengers plus 1 pilot.

How much horsepower does a JetPROP DLX AOPA have?

At altitude, the DLX can cruise at 260 KTAS at FL270 on about 31 gph or just more than 200 pounds per hour. RVSM limits the JetProp to altitudes of FL 280 and below. DL and DLX are Roman numerals for 550 and 560, the shaft horsepower created by the conversion’s Pratt & Whitney PT6 engines.

How much weight can a JetPROP turbine carry?

Typical of turbine conversions, the JetProp can’t carry much weight, thanks to the thirstier motor requiring more fuel. Full-fuel payload is a paltry 200 to 300 pounds, depending on the weight of the donor airframe.

What kind of engine does a Piper PA-46 Malibu have?

The JetPROP is an aftermarket turbine engine conversion for the PA-46-310P Malibu and PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage offered by Rocket Engineering of Spokane, WA. Originally certified in 1998 as the JetPROP DLX with a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-34 engine, conversions 90 and above used the P&W PT6A-35, after the -34 was discontinued.