29 April 2021
Piper Aircraft has won approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its M600SLS HALO automatic emergency landing system.
“European certification is a key milestone for the M600 SLS aircraft, which has garnered substantial interest with the Garmin Autoland system,” said Piper’s Ron Gunnarson.
Piper Aircraft is to launch a European M600SLS demo tour, visiting all Piper dealer partners as well as key markets later this summer.
To date, the M600SLS has flown more than 100 autoland demos and Piper has already delivered 67 autoland-equipped aircraft in the US. The first European delivery is due in the next two months.
The Piper M600SLS with HALO uses Garmin Autoland digital technology to safely land the aircraft at the nearest suitable airport in the event that the pilot is incapacitated.
Additionally, the Garmin G3000 avionics suite includes Auto-throttle, Autoland, Emergency Descent Mode, Electronic Stability and Protection, Surface Watch, Safe Taxi, and Flight Stream 510.
The 6-seat M600SLS is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A 600shp engine, giving the aircraft a maximum cruise speed of 274ktas, max range of 1,658nm and a standard useful load of 1,089kg.