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Tue 14 Jul: G1000 MOONEY OVATION 2GX NOW EASA CERTIFIED

PUBLISHED: 11:56 14 July 2009 | UPDATED: 13:59 10 October 2012

Ovation 2 GX is the best selling piston within Mooney’s current production portfolio

MOONEY'S long range single engine piston the OVATION 2 GX (M20 R) has been awarded type certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).Launched, in December 2004 under FAA certification, the Ovation 2 GX is the best selling piston within Mooney’s current production portfolio. The aircraft is based on the M20 design and is one of the three aircraft in the Mooney family currently under production, the others being the Ovation 3 and the fastest certified single piston – the Acclaim Type S.Michael McNulty of Air Touring Ltd (UK) at Biggin Hill, UK distributors for Mooney said, "The proven qualities of the M20 platform, with the enhancements and improvements that the 2 GX programme brings, along with the large screen EFIS G1000 presentation bring a mature and reliable OVATION 2 GX to the European market."Bernard Cheong of ATL added, “This aircraft is perfectly suited for Europe, whether as a business aircraft with comfortable seating for four people and their luggage, or for personal use, allowing fast, convenient trips to anywhere in Europe in a matter of hours.” Added BSusan Harrison of the Mooney Airplane Company said."The Ovation 2 GX offers a range of 1.060 nm at normal cruise speed of 190 ktas, an incredible range of 1,860 nm at a lower power setting giving 173 ktas. With the installation of the optional long range tanks this distance is pushed out even further to 2,400nm at 173 ktas. This makes the Ovation the ideal choice for European customers wishing to conduct long range flights for either business, pleasure or a combination of both.Ovation 2 GX statistics:Gross Weight 3,374 lb/ 1531 kgApprox useful load 1,107 lb/ 503 kgEngine Continental TCM IO-550-GHorsepower 280 MCPFuel Capacity 102 USG Standard tanksFuel Capacity 130 USG Optional long range tanksCeiling 20,000 ftSpeed 190 ktasRange Standard 1,060 nmRange 173 ktas 1,860 nmRange Optional tanks 2,400 nmT/O dist to 50’ – max wt 1,620 ftFor further information see www.mooney.com or www.airtouring.com

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