Kerrville, Texas — Mooney Airplane Company announced today that the M20 TN Acclaim has received its final certification from the Federal Aviation Administration and deliveries are expected to begin immediately. The fastest Mooney ever produced the 280 horsepower Acclaim cruises at a true air speed of 237 knots (KTAS) at its service ceiling of 25,000 feet. Even at a lower cruising altitude of 10,000 feet, it will exceed 200 KTAS, making it the fastest airplane in its class.
"With the certification of the Acclaim, the debate is over," said David Copeland, Mooney's vice president of sales and marketing. "Now there's no question which single engine piston airplane can claim the title as the 'fastest' since the Acclaim clearly boasts the highest maximum cruise speed and it is now officially 'in service.' We’re pleased that we were able to bring this airplane to the marketplace expeditiously and we're confident that the enthusiasm and acceptance of the Acclaim will continue to grow, as well," he added.
The Acclaim is powered by a 280 horsepower Teledyne Continental TSIO-550-G turbo-normalized engine equipped with twin turbochargers and dual intercoolers, turning a three-bladed Hartzell propeller. When ordered with optional 130 gallon long-range fuel tanks, it can fly up to 1,615 nautical miles (nm) while maintaining a 200-knot cruise speed.
Announced at the annual Sun 'n Fun Fly-In in Lakeland, Florida in April, 2006, the Acclaim generated immediate interest and a significant backlog of orders. It offers an impressive 20% increase in cruise speed over its predecessor, the Bravo, which it replaced in the product line. The Acclaim features the popular Garmin G1000 avionics package as standard and is available with the Garmin GFC 700 autopilot, air conditioning and the industry's only factory-installed, FAA-approved flight-into-known-icing package, as well.
For more information on both the Acclaim and the Mooney Ovation3, customers may contact Mooney Team Representatives by calling 1-800-456-3033 or visiting the Mooney website.
About Mooney Airplane Company
Mooney Airplane Company, located in Kerrville, Texas, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mooney Aerospace Group, Ltd., a general aviation holding company. Mooney Airplane Company currently sells two models of the M20, the high performance, four-place single-engine piston-powered aircraft, now available with the Garmin G1000 glass panel display. Since its inception in 1946, the company has manufactured and delivered more than 11,000 aircraft worldwide. Today, 7,000 customers in the United States and 1,000 more overseas fly these proven, high-performance airplanes. For more information, visit www.mooney.com.