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AEROSTAR (1) 600

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Name 600
Manufacturer AEROSTAR (1)
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Mid wing
Tail Regular tail, low set
WTC Light
Type code L2P
Engine Piston
Engine count Multi
Position In wing mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 2

Manufacturered as:

AEROSTAR (1) 601
AEROSTAR (1) 600
AICSA Aerostar
MACHEN Superstar
PIPER PA-60 Aerostar
PIPER Aerostar
TED SMITH Aerostar

AEROSTAR (1) 600

AEROSTAR (1) 600 AEROSTAR (1) 600 3D


High performance light aircraft. In service since 1968. Developed as response to the AERO COMMANDERS twins. Exists in several versions, last more powerful and turbocharged model PA-60-700P. Built first by TED SMITH (later AEROSTAR) United States, transferred to PIPER as PA-60 Aerostar in 1982.

Technical Data

Wing span 10.41 m34.154 ft <br />
Length 10.61 m34.81 ft <br />
Height 3.7 m12.139 ft <br />
Powerplant 600A: 2 x 290 HP Lycoming IO-540-K1J5 piston engines with 3 blade propellers.

700P: 2 x 350 HP Lycoming TIO-540-K2A turbocharged piston engines with 3 blade propellers.

Engine model Lycoming O-540

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 220 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 472 m ROC 1800 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 317 m
MTOW 25002,500 kg <br />2.5 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL210 ROD ft/min APC B
WTC L Range 12001,200 nm <br />2,222,400 m <br />2,222.4 km <br />7,291,338.588 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving AEST

None on SKYbrary