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  1. Now that Mooney is back in the business of producing airplanes and has solid financial backing, the Mooney 301 should be put back in development. There is clearly a niche to be filled by an efficient, pressurized single piston airplane that could cruise at around 250 knots and reach the flight levels in pressurized comfort. And unlike a Turbine Single such as the TBM-700 that developed out of the 301, a pressurized piston single can climb high on East-bound cross countries to take advantage of the jet stream but still (unlike Turbines) fly in the lower altitudes efficiently on Westbound trips to avoid the jet stream headwinds. I think instead of the Lycoming engine, the newer FADEC-controlled Continental IO-550, specifically the TSIOF-550-J producing 350 hp would be a perfect choice for this plane. Come on Mooney – just do it!

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