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Fastest ever single-engine aircraft unveiled by Piper

It can reach speeds of over 300 knots.

  • Piper Aircraft has unveiled the fastest single-engine aircraft ever
  • The M700 Fury is powered by a single Pratt & Whitney engine
  • It can reach epic speeds of over 300 knots – that’s pretty impressive.

 

Published on Feb 8, 2024 at 9:59PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Feb 20, 2024 at 1:22PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Alessandro Renesis

Piper Aircraft has unveiled their fastest single-engine aircraft ever: the M700 Fury.

It’s powered by a single Pratt & Whitney engine but can reach epic speeds of over 300 knots – that’s pretty impressive.

The M700 FURY is a high-performance turboprop – aka a jet engine, which uses a turbine to drive a propeller.

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It features customizable interiors and exteriors, and advanced safety features.

In terms of pilot tech, it also features Garmin’s G3000 avionics system.

The new member of general aviation manufacturer Piper Aircraft’s M-Class family, it’s expected to be certified by the FAA in Q1 2024.

It’s hoped the brand’s fastest ever single-engine aircraft will be delivered to customers not long after that.

The M700 Fury‘s top speed of 300 knots makes it Piper’s fastest single-engine model.

Plus it means significant improvements over previous models.

The six-seater offers 700-shaft-horsepower turboprop.

With a top speed of over 300 knots, the regular cruise range tops 1,400 NM.

“The M700 FURY is a beautifully efficient, cross-country thoroughbred that gives our customers a performance-based flight experience with economics never seen before,” Piper President and CEO John Calcagno said.

“We listened, and we delivered.”

“The M700 FURY encompasses power, performance and the most advanced safety measures available today and an overall value proposition that is extremely compelling to individuals and corporate flight departments alike.”

However, this certainly isn’t the fastest aircraft in the sky – especially with supersonic jets back on the horizon in a post-Concorde era.

NASA have revealed a ‘quiet’ X-59 supersonic jet a few days time.

The typically loud supersonic boom is reduced.

Rather than the typical jarring sound it’s reduced to a “neighbour’s car door down the street being closed”.

The striking geometry of the supersonic jet mean it’s 99.7-foot (30m) long and 29.5-foot(9m) wide.

However it’s the sharp, elongated beak-like nose section of the X-59 that makes the difference.

Measuring 38 feet (11.5m) in length, it allows shockwaves to form but they never merge together, reducing sound.

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