Increases Maximum Speed to 242 Knots
Mooney now claims that
their Acclaim-Type S is now faster than ever. Thanks to a
combination of aerodynamic refinements, Mooney says the latest
version of the Acclaim will now fly at a top speed of 242 knots and
be known as the Acclaim-Type S.
The 280 horsepower, turbo-normalized Acclaim, which once boasted
a speed of 237 knots when it received its TC in December of 2006,
has set a number of speed records since entering service. To date,
more than 50 have been delivered.
"The Acclaim rightfully claimed the title of 'the fastest
production piston single in the world' when it was introduced. Its
performance in the air and in the marketplace ensured that the
airplane lived up to its name," stated David Copeland, Mooney's
vice president of sales and marketing.
"But its speed advantage over the competition has now been
increased, resulting in two new titles- the Type S and 'the best
Mooney ever. The Mooney Acclaim-Type S is unquestionably the
fastest single…period," he added.
Priced at $599,500, deliveries of the Acclaim-Type S are
forecast to commence during the first quarter of 2008. Powered by a
Teledyne Continental Motors IO 550-G engine, it is equipped with
dual Kelly Aerospace turbochargers that allow it to maintain sea
level manifold pressure all the way to its service ceiling of
"The Type S has benefited from a series of refinements that, by
themselves, wouldn't appear to be significant, but taken together,
have notably increased its performance. We have added some
impressive new engineering talent during the past year and have
tested and incorporated their refinements into this updated
design," Copeland pointed out.
"Obviously, we're proud of the airplane's amazing performance at
altitude," he noted. "We realize that most of the time its flown at
lower flight levels. But, even at a cruising altitude of 16,000
feet, the Acclaim-Type S exceeds 220 KTAS."
The latest version of the Acclaim-Type S is equipped with
Garmin's G1000 avionics suite and GFC 700 autopilot as standard. A
TKS anti-icing system is also available, making it the only
airplane in its class approved for flight into known icing