Piper PA-46 Malibu \ Matrix. Specifications. A photo.
Piper PA-46 Malibu \ Matrix. Specifications. A photo.

Piper PA-46 Malibu \ Matrix. Specifications. A photo.


Piper PA-46 Malibu \ Matrix - easy-motor aircraft production Piper Aircraft, designed to carry passengers and cargo over long distances.


Photo Piper PA-46 Malibu \ Matrix


The first development of the light aircraft Piper PA-46 Malibu \ Matrix began in the 1977 year, moreover, initially it was supposed to be based on one of the previous models, but later the management of Piper Aircraft Corporation decided to develop the aircraft from the very beginning, since this factor most likely could lead to the popularity of the aircraft. The main objective of the development of small-engine aircraft Piper PA-46 Malibu \ Matrix was the need to compete with the aircraft Cessna 210 CenturionAnd partly managed to do it (given the more promising characteristics), but gain so much popularity among the future owners, the aircraft was not fated.


Piper PA-46 Malibu \ Matrix photo


The first flight of Piper PA-46 Malibu \ Matrix makes 30 November 1979 year, while initially the plane has not satisfied the manufacturer, which is why it was decided to finalize the design and to improve the flight performance of the aircraft, and only since 1982 years, this aircraft was put into mass production.

Depending on the configuration and operation of the line aircraft cabin on board the Piper PA-46 Malibu \ Matrix can accommodate up to 6 people (including one member of the crew). Salon aircraft made simple enough, but this was due to the need for a more attractive price.


Piper PA-46 Malibu \ Matrix


Power plant Piper PA-46 Malibu \ Matrix presented a six-cylinder engine piston Continental TSIO-520-BE, optionally equipped with a turbo-supercharging, allowing the aircraft smoothly to overcome the distance to 3 thousand kilometers at speeds in 363 km \ h (cruising speed).

Model Piper PA-46-310P Malibu became the basic version, however, in addition to it, during the entire production period were presented and modifications, which differ not only in appearance but also the flight performance.


Salon Piper PA-46 Malibu \ Matrix


Production versions of Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage began in 1988 year, thus, the aircraft received a new piston engine Lycoming TIO-540-AE2A capacity 350 hp, as well as a modified wing geometry that naturally improve aircraft performance the parameters of the aircraft. Among other things, the aircraft was equipped with new avionics, greatly simplifies the control of the aircraft and increases the operational safety of the aircraft.

In 2015, on the basis of the PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage version, the M350 modification was created, which was distinguished mainly by an updated interior, new avionics, an improved fuel system, etc.

In 1997, a turboprop version was introduced - the Piper PA-46-500TP Malibu Mirage, which received a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42A engine with a power of 500 hp, which significantly improved a number of flight and technical characteristics of this aircraft. The production of this modification is still underway - about 38 aircraft are produced annually.

Based on the version of Malibu Mirage, it was also set up and two more additional modifications - Piper PA-46 M500 Meridian (modified avionics) and Piper PA-46 M600 Meridian (turboprop engine capacity of 600 hp, the new shape of the wing, a new avionics and a number of other minor changes).

Model Piper PA-46R-350T Matrix was presented in 2007 year, while, in spite of the absence of any impressive features, the aircraft is used, and is at the moment, quite popular. The power plant of the aircraft Piper PA-46R-350T Matrix presented a turbocharged engine with a capacity of 350 hp, a maximum speed of flight to 418 km \ h, and in addition, the model received a retractable landing gear, reducing resistance when the flight.

In 1997 year, on the basis of the main production version of the model was created JetPROP DLX, received a powerful turboprop engine and some external changes in the fuselage, however, the production of this model was very limited - for all the time it was built 223 aircraft.


Specifications Piper PA-46 Malibu \ Matrix.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 5 people (depending on configuration);
  • aircraft Length: 8,66 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 13,11 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 3,45 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1068 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 812 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1880 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 363 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 433 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 2880 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 7600 m (depending on version).
  • aircraft engine type: a piston (depending on version);
  • Powerplant: Continental TSIO-520-BE (depending on version);
  • Power: 310 hp (Depending on version).


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