FURY Certified, ‘More To Come’ From Piper

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Piper says deliveries of its new flagship M700 FURY will begin “immediately” after the aircraft earned type certification on Feb. 29. It also said there will be new aircraft announced shortly. “We are thrilled to announce the U.S. certification of the Piper M700 FURY by the FAA just a month after its announcement,” said John Calcagno, President & CEO of Piper Aircraft. “And there’s more to come. The FURY is just the first step in a new generation of our M-Class product line, so watch this space, as Piper’s M-Class will be expanding both above and below what we currently offer today.” 

The program was announced on Feb. 6 and it’s not clear how many orders it attracted in those three weeks. The plane is the fastest ever built by Piper with maximum cruise speed of 301 knots behind the 700-horsepower PT6A-52 and includes the updated G3000 panel with Autoland. While the rush is now on to get orders filled in the U.S., Piper is working on certifications worldwide. It expects to be delivering FURYs in Canada, Europe, the U.K. and Brazil before the end of the year.

Russ Niles
Russ Niles is Editor-in-Chief of AVweb. He has been a pilot for 30 years and joined AVweb 22 years ago. He and his wife Marni live in southern British Columbia where they also operate a small winery.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Sure looks like a nice airplane.

    I just wish they’d make a TRULY new airplane instead of all these refreshes.

    • Having been immersed in the certification end of aviation for nearly two decades, the answer is “money”. Those lovely GE9X engines on that 777X cost over two billion dollars before the first one was sold.
      A small airplane will cost north of 200 million; way north. And what do you get with your clean sheet? Not more performance; check out the Textron Denali.
      And those millions are added to the sale price of those new airplanes, that perform the same as the old airplanes.
      So refinement brings the best value per dollar.

  2. Reminiscent of Casablanca with Bogart`s words, “play it again Sam” and more recently of Boeing`s woes with the 737.

  3. Expanding below what they currently offer? Is that just going to be the return of the Malibu Matrix?

  4. How about just putting a second door on their piston fleet. Even Mooney did that! How hard can it be to join the 2020s

    • It affects the pressure structure, which isn’t an issue on a Mooney. And adding that door did nothing to keep Mooney afloat, as its cramped cabin and dismal full-fuel load, combined with high pricing, led to the only possible outcome.

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