Piper Aircraft has been awarded approval from Transport Canada's Civil Aviation (TCCA) authorities for its M600/SLS HALO safety system with Garmin Autoland and stand-alone auto-throttle.
“The certification of HALO in Canada is an important accomplishment for M600 owners, Piper and our Canadian dealer, Aviation Unlimited,” says Ron Gunnarson, vice president of sales, marketing and customer support at Piper. “It is our mission to bring the latest and greatest technology in our aircraft to customers worldwide.”
For M600/SLS aircraft already operating in country, the installation of a simple kit containing some HALO components and a new software load will enable the entire autoland system.
“We are thrilled to have the certification of HALO completed in Canada and to offer our customers the promised peace of mind that comes with the Garmin Autoland system,” states Solly Capua, president of Aviation Unlimited, Canada's authorised Piper Dealer.
The Piper M600/SLS with the HALO safety system is the first general aviation aircraft certified with Garmin Autoland. This revolutionary system supports digital technology that safely lands 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 ,all of which are designed to enhance safe operation of the aircraft.
Beyond the flight deck, the six-seat M600/SLS is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A 600 shp engine. The aircraft has a maximum cruise speed of 274 kts/ 507 km/h, a maximum range of 1,658 nm/ 2,748 km and a standard useful load of 2,400 lbs/ 1,089 kg.