Piper / Ted Smith PA-60 Aerostar / Aerostar 600

Corporate Aircraft

Piper PA-60-601 Aerostar © Jose Muñoz
Photo ©: Jose Muñoz (Photos at airliners.net)
The Ted Smith Aerostar later Piper PA-60 Aerostar is a twin-engined six-seat corporate aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Ted Smith Aircraft Company, later by Butler Aviation and Ted Smith Aerostar Corporation and finaly by Piper Aircraft Corporation.
The Aerostar was available is pressurized and non-pressurized variants. 519 out of the 1010 built Aerostar were produced by Piper.
Propulsion2 Piston Engines
Engine ModelLycoming TIO-540-U2A
Engine Power (each)261 kW350 hp
Speed452 km/h244 kts
  281 mph
Service Ceiling7.620 m25.000 ft
Range2.150 km1.161 NM
1.336 mi.
Empty Weight2.112 kg4.656 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight2.864 kg6.315 lbs
Wing Span11,19 m36 ft 9 in
Wing Area16,6 m²179 ft²
Length10,61 m34 ft 10 in
Height4,02 m13 ft 2 in
First Flight11/1966
Production Statusout of production
Total Production1010
Data for (Version)Piper PA-60-700P / Aerostar 700P
VariantsPA-60-600 / Aerostar 600, PA-60-601 / Aerostar 601 , PA-60-601P / Aerostar 601P, PA-60-602P / Aerostar602P, PA-60-700P / Aerostar 700P