Meyers Interceptor 400 Comparisons

March 2000

Manufacturer Model Meyers Aircraft I400 AASI Jetcruzer 500 Farnborough F1 Ibis Ae270P Pilatus PC-12 Piper Malibu Meridian Socata TBM-700
Price in millions $1.0 $1.495 $1.9 $1.950 $3.0 $1.5 $2.456
Max Pas Seats 4 5 5 9 9 5 6
Takeoff Weight lbs 4005 6500 5898 7275 9920 4850 6579
Useful Load lbs 1405 2000 1918 3164 3865 1607 2514
Max Fuel Load lbs 980 1642 1682 2070 2704 1139 1883
Payload w Full Fuel lbs 425 359 236 1263 961 468 632
Avail Fuel w Max Payload lbs 525 800 668 518 925 500 831
Takeoff over 50' in ft 1410 2160 1528 873 2300 NA 2133
Landing Over 50' in ft 1250 1867 1500 1342 1830 NA 1690
Max Altitude ft 30,000 29,000 30,000 25,000 29,000 30,000 30,000
Max Cruise kts 300 300 329 220 260 262 300
Max Range nm 1050 1049 975 1280 1168 1180 1360
Powerplant TPE331-6 PT6A-66A PT6A-60A PT6A-42A PT6A-67B PT6A-42A PT6A-64A
TO hp 400 850 850 850 1200 500 700
FF at Max Cruise pph 230 382 316 262 387 222 357
Engine TBO hrs 3600 3000 3000 3600 3500 3600 3000

Value Added Parameter Comparison

See Meyers 200D Market Analysis for details.

Basically = Price/Range x payload x speed, lowest cost/VAP equals the better value

VAP for Standard Category Aircraft

Model Range Useful Load Speed Price Ranking Price/VAP
Meyers I400 1050 1405 300 $1,000,000 1 2.26
Jetcruzer 500 1049 2000 300 $1,495,000 2 2.38
F1 975 1918 329 $1,900,000 6 3.09
Ae270P 1000 3164 220 $1,950,000 5 2.80
PC-12 1168 3865 260 $3,200,000 4 2.73
Meridian 1018 1547 262 $1,400,000 7 3.39
TBM 700 1350 2514 300 $2,600,000 3 2.55

The Piper Malibu Meridian claims to have orders of 150.  This high considering the low score in both categories.  Obviously, price must have an even greater weighting than we think.  Price may possibly be the determining factor to bridge the gap between high end pistons and the jets.  If this is true, the Meyers I400 should sell even better than the Meridian.

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