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NAC and Piper to bring M600 for African audiences

Posted 21 June 2017 · Add Comment

NAC, Piper Aircraft's sales representative in Africa, is collaborating with the American manufacturer to exhibit the company's flagship M600 across Africa.


During the July tour, the M600 will make stops in several key countries as it makes its way to South Africa. Following an aggressive demo schedule commencing down the West Coast the M600 will also stop in Nigeria, Angola, and Namibia, following which it will stay in South Africa for a couple of days performing demonstrations, and then travel north along the East coast of Africa, making stops in Malawi, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Egypt.
This will be the first time that an M600 aircraft has been on display in Africa.
"Africa is a key region for Piper Aircraft. The arrival of the M600 shows Piper and NAC's commitment to providing modern turbo prop, cabin class aircraft with industry leading safety features to this region. The aircraft's performance and market leading value proposition is perfectly suited to the Sub Saharan market," said Drew McEwen, Vice President of International and Direct Sales.
"We are delighted to have our M600 aircraft on display for the first time in Africa and look forward to providing a cost effective business tool to the region."
The Piper M600 features a new, clean sheet design wing and a sophisticated Garmin G3000 touchscreen-controlled glass flight deck. The M600 seats six and is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A 600shp engine. The aircraft has a maximum cruise speed of 274 ktas/507 km/h, a max range of 1,484 nm / 2,748 km, and a standard useful load of 2,400 lbs. / 1,089 kg.The G3000 avionics suite is the next generation of Garmin architecture, offering the most comprehensive, intuitive, and technologically advanced package on today's market.
"NAC has been successfully representing Piper in our territory for the past seven years and we are thrilled to be able to bring the latest Piper model to our customers in Africa. This aircraft is perfectly suited for the conditions in our region." said JP Fourie, Executive Director Aircraft for NAC.
 

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