These Piper propeller planes are used on flights to business meetings and by holidaymakers.
I toured three models on display at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition.
The largest and fastest plane I toured would cost a cool $3.3 million.
The M600/SLS is Piper’s flagship jet and the most expensive of the models I visited, at $3.3 million.
The model — alongside the M350 and M500 — is part of the company’s “M Class” that are all pressurized, a representative for Piper told Insider.
The jet can cruise at altitudes of 30,000 ft.
Inside, the aircraft was compact but spacious enough for six people. A small cargo hold was situated at the back of the plane.
The seat pairs faced each other, while each seat also featured charging ports, cup holders, and earphone plugs.
The plane can travel for 1,658 nautical miles, with a maximum cruising speed of just over 500 kilometers an hour.
Because of its speed, people often use the planes to travel between cities for business meetings, a representative told Insider. Around half of those who use the planes for business travel fly themselves.
People also use them as recreational jets to travel across Europe, because the pressurized cabin means the plane can cruise at high altitudes over mountainous areas like the Alps.
The M350 was structured similarly to the M600. Families often choose the model for leisure travel, a Piper representative told Insider.
There are about 1,000 of the propeller planes in operation. Like the M600, the M350 also seats six people and has a pressurized cabin.
Inside, the plane was configured in the same way as the M600.
The aircraft has a maximum range of 1,343 nautical miles and can travel for at least five hours, according to the Piper representative.
The aircraft is significantly cheaper than the M600 and would set you back $1.3 million.
The final Piper jet I toured was the smallest of the suite on display, the Archer LX.
The jet is the company’s most basic plane, which people often use to train and get a pilot’s license.
The cabin doors were much smaller, and while I didn’t get to sit inside the plane, I could see the cabin was less spacious and not as tailored for leisure travel like the others.
Only four people can fit inside the plane. The seats all face forward and makes it less sociable.
There is one advantage: the plane is significantly less expensive than the others, at just under $500,000.
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