LONGUEUIL, QC – Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of RTX (NYSE: RTX), has announced its PT6A-52 engine will power the new Piper M700 Fury, marking the first use of this engine in a single-engine turboprop. The Piper M700 Fury is the latest aircraft from Piper Aircraft Inc. and continues a 55-year partnership between the two companies.
The PT6A-52 engine offers a maximum cruise speed of 301 knots and a class-leading climb rate of over 2,000 feet per minute. Additionally, the M700 Fury is expected to deliver a 25% improvement in take-off field length and landing performance over the M600SLS. The aircraft, with a six-passenger capacity and a maximum take-off weight of 6,000 pounds, is designed to maintain its full 700 shaft horsepower up to 24,000 feet, providing significant power at high altitudes.
Pratt & Whitney has supplied Piper with 12 different PT6A engine models over the course of their relationship, totaling over 3,100 engines for more than 2,000 Piper aircraft. The PT6A series is known for its versatility and reliability, making it a popular choice for a wide range of aviation applications. This engine series has achieved single engine instrument flight rules status for passenger revenue activity in multiple regions, including North America, Australia, Europe, and New Zealand.
In addition to the engine’s performance capabilities, the M700 Fury will feature an electronic low-oil-level indicator, a first for Piper aircraft, designed to streamline the pre-flight process.
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