Piper Meridian PA 46TP – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Piper Meridian PA 46TP to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Piper Meridian PA 46TP
AIRCRAFT NAME
Meridian PA 46TP
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Piper
RANGE
489 nm
MAX RANGE (30 MIN RESERVE)
1072 nm
SPEED
267 kts
PASSENGERS
5 people
ACQUISITION COST
$1400000
ENGINES
Pratt && Whitney Canada PT6A-42A 1
AVIONICS
Garmin 1000
WINGSPAN
43 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

The Meridian is a turboprop version of the popular PA-46 Malibu Mirage. The Malibu first flew in 1979 and had excellent performance for a high-performance piston, nearly that of some turboprops. That led some individuals to marry a turboprop engine to the Malibu. New Piper Aircraft started their own turbine-powered version and called it the Meridian.
 
The Meridian received its certification in the fall of 2000. A Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A powers the aircraft, which is a de-rated version of the same engine powering the King Air B200. The Meridian’s forte is as a fast personal transport. Its cabin has club seating for four, with a fifth person seated in the co-pilot’s seat.
 
A separate company, JetPROP LLC, has a turbine conversion to a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-34 engine, giving the Malibu owner an aircraft similar to a Meridian.