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Piper Announces Unpaved Field Approval for M600/SLS

Piper Aircraft has been awarded FAA approval for its flagship product—the Piper M600/SLS single-engine turboprop aircraft—to be operated from unpaved fields. Piper has received numerous requests for unpaved field certification from several global markets and is pleased to announce kit approval has also been completed for Canada, the UK, and Europe (EASA). Brazil certification is expected in early 2023.

All 2022 M600/SLS aircraft, starting with serial number 198, are factory provisioned to operate on unpaved fields with Supplement #5 into the approved aircraft Pilot’s Operating Handbook. Fielded 2016-2021 M600 aircraft equipped with five-blade propellers also have the option to be modified by Piper Kit #88705-702 to accommodate the same unpaved field operations. The primary kit components include a slightly redesigned nose fork and scissor link to handle unpaved field surface inconsistencies, the installation of a small nose gear wheel well plate cutout allowing the nose wheel to stow correctly with the gear retracted, and a POH supplement.

“The Piper M600/SLS is known for its performance, reliability and versatility over a wide array of general aviation missions,” said John Calcagno, President and CEO of Piper Aircraft, Inc. “Now, with the addition of unpaved field capability, the M600’s versatility and the asset value is taken to a whole new level.” Piper Aircraft is running an introductory promotion for all M600 unpaved field kits ordered before November 30, 2022. All M600 owners are encouraged to contact their local Piper Dealer/Service Centers to learn more. Source: ‚Piper Aircraft‚.

Cessna Turbo Skylane returns to Textron Aviation’s renowned piston product lineup

Textron Aviation announced the return of the Cessna Turbo Skylane T182T to its piston product lineup, updated with the latest avionics suite and interiors. The Turbo Skylane’s turbocharged engine delivers exceptional power, generating optimal climb rates and faster cruise speeds, as well as enhanced utility for operations from high-altitude airfields. Textron Aviation is taking orders for the Turbo Skylane with the first deliveries to begin in early 2023. The Cessna Turbo Skylane is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company.

“The turbocharger adds another level of performance to an already exceptional aircraft,” said Ron Draper, president & CEO, Textron Aviation. “The Cessna Skylane is a remarkably instinctive aircraft to operate, and the turbocharged engine provides even greater performance that enhances the overall flying experience. The Turbo Skylane represents our commitment to offering new and innovative solutions to our piston owners and operators, and we’re pleased to bring expanded capabilities to this segment of the market. And with all of the latest attributes, the Turbo Skylane truly is better than ever.”

The single-engine Turbo Skylane features the latest Garmin G1000 NXi avionics suite, a heated propeller, and an in-cabin oxygen system. It is powered by the Lycoming TIO-540 engine and is equipped with a Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET) turbocharger, providing the aircraft with 235 horsepower at up to 20,000 feet. The additional power is especially beneficial for pilots flying over mountainous regions or for cruising at higher altitudes. Originally introduced in 2001, the production of the Turbo Skylane T182T was paused in 2013 while the company focused on the addition of a wide range of product developments. The Cessna Skylane, with its normally aspirated Lycoming engine, has been in production since 1956 with more than 23,000 delivered.

“The Skylane has been a great airplane for more than six decades, and especially popular with first-time owners,” said Lannie O’Bannion, senior vice president, Sales & Flight Operations. “Through our conversations with customers, many shared a desire for additional power for their unique missions. The Turbo Skylane is a perfect solution. The turbocharger is easy to operate, and the combination of a proven Lycoming engine, a heated McCauley propeller and an in-cabin oxygen system, will make this aircraft a leader in the high-performance, single-engine segment.”

About the Cessna Turbo Skylane T182T
The Turbo Skylane T182T has a seating capacity of four and an estimated range of 971 miles. The certified ceiling is 20,000 feet (6,096 meters), and the maximum speed is 165 knots. The Lycoming engine is outfitted with a constant-speed, three-blade, electric de-ice McCauley propeller that offers optimal performance in all phases of flight. The cockpit features the Garmin G1000 NXi avionics suite with a new GI 275 electric standby, providing a brand-new cockpit interface. The built-in oxygen system offers a seamlessly integrated solution for providing pilots and passengers with the onboard oxygen necessary to maximize the performance of the aircraft at higher altitudes.

The Turbo Skylane interior features contoured, ergonomically designed Luxor 2 seats with Alcantara inserts to deliver optimal comfort. Cabin air controls with enhanced ventilation provide consistent cockpit temperatures. Advanced soundproofing, meanwhile, creates a quiet and comfortable environment for passengers.

Cirrus Aircraft Reveals the 2022 G6 SR Series

January 11th, Cirrus Aircraft revealed its 2022 G6 SR Series featuring a refined aircraft design with reduced drag for increased fuel efficiency, Cirrus IQ™ mobile app updates and the freedom to pair premium Xi aesthetic options. The 2022 G6 SR reaches all-new levels of sophistication, performance and customer convenience. “The model year 2022 G6 SR is refreshed to seamlessly sync with your life – taking you further, keeping you connected and distinguishing your style in the air and on the ramp. This latest update to the G6 embodies our passion for continued innovation and commitment to design,” said Ivy McIver, Director of the SR Series Product Line. “We are excited to continue introducing more people to personal aviation and empowering their Cirrus Life story.” Now in its sixth generation with over 8,000 aircraft delivered, the SR-Series leads the market as the best-selling, high-performance, single-engine piston aircraft for 20 years in a row and provides seamless luxury, exceptional performance, intelligent connectivity and unparalleled safety features.

Faster, More Fuel Efficient, Better Range
The 2022 model year G6 SR is the fastest to date featuring sleeker wing and tail surfaces and redesigned wheel pants, resulting in true airspeeds of up to 9 knots faster. The new model’s ice panel transition seams are smoothed and wheel pant tolerances tightened to reduce drag. These aerodynamic refinements contribute to both reduced fuel consumption and faster flight segments.

Added Pilot and Passenger Convenience
Luggage compartment access becomes easier with the new remote unlock capability and keyless entry. Lock and unlock the baggage door with the key fob, then the door can be easily opened with the push of a button. The door opens past 90 degrees, stays open during loading and has been redesigned to feature a deeper pocket that can easily accommodate two quarts of oil. With safety in mind, the G6 SR features Cirrus Aircraft Spectra™ illuminated steps offering better step and ground visibility for a more secure entry and exit during dark or low light conditions. The Cirrus ‘puddle light’ logo projected onto the ramp adds an extra touch of style. Additionally, a new, multi-functional USB panel features both USB-A and USB-C ports keeping mobile devices such as phones or laptops charged throughout the trip.

Advanced Aircraft Insight with Cirrus IQ™
New for 2022, Cirrus IQ enhances aircraft connectivity providing increased insight. The Cirrus IQ status screen is redesigned to include aircraft model designation along with a new navigation bar featuring aircraft status, inspection intervals and warranty expiration.
Maintenance Minder tracks approaching inspections and sends notifications when they are due. When flying, the flight hour meter automatically updates the inspection cards by providing a progress bar and countdown to the upcoming inspection event.
My Trips module automatically logs every flight and curates key trip statistics and achievements earned while flying. My Trips will be released in February 2022. The Warranty section references the date and flight hour limits of coverage for Spinner-to-Tail warranty, and CMX coverage, if applicable.

Reimagined Exterior and Interior Aesthetics
Cirrus Aircraft introduced eight new exterior paint colours to elevate its signature ramp appeal. The Cirrus Xi Design team, in partnership with Sherwin Williams Aerospace, developed a new paint formulation process unlocking incredible potential and enhancing colour definition and flexibility. Source: ‚Cirrus Aircraft‚.

Diamond DA50 1st flight with retractable gear

On 28 October 2019 Diamond Aircraft’s single-engine 5-seater DA50, equipped with Continental CD-300 engine made its first flight with retractable gear. Sören Pedersen, Head of Flight Test, Diamond Aircraft Austria: “The first flight was conducted by the crew as planned and all systems were working as expected. Since all new elements are already well known from other aircraft out of the Diamond aircraft family, the DA50 made a very mature impression from the first lift off on. A first cruise performance test point showed that the expectation could be met easily. The DA50 showed a good agility and an “easy to fly” behavior, meaning that the handling qualities were very satisfying on the first impression.” The all carbon fibre DA50 with an extra-large luxurious cabin and excellent payload will be ideal for single piston pilots needing more seats and space and for charter operators looking for a low cost alternative. Diamond Aircraft is aiming for basic certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the 5-seat version equipped with CD-300 engine and retractable gear in Summer 2020.