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What is the highest service ceiling turboprop airplane, that is fairly small, like maximum of 8 seats, and fairly cheap as well, not going over a million dollars. I looked at Cessna 425, and this plane has a service ceiling of 10km(33000ft), and this plane had the highest service ceiling, that fit the size and cost, that I could find.

So, basically , what plane out there has the greatest service ceiling, that is small in size, like the Cessna 425, turboprop, and cheap (under a million) ?

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    $\begingroup$ Are you asking about new cost? This is a really broad question, for example you may be able to find a used Lancair Evo for less than $1m... $\endgroup$ – Ron Beyer Feb 29 '16 at 20:49
  • $\begingroup$ @fooot I pretty much mean a plane of the size of Cessna 172 and Cessna 425. I am doing this for research purposes. $\endgroup$ – Viktor Raspberry Feb 29 '16 at 20:50
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    $\begingroup$ @abelenky Not sure if it matters to the op, but Turbocharged and Turboprops are pretty dissimilar. $\endgroup$ – Ron Beyer Feb 29 '16 at 20:54
  • $\begingroup$ Does it have to be a twin engine? Does it have to be turboprop? $\endgroup$ – Mike Sowsun Feb 29 '16 at 21:54
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The PA-46-500TP Malibu Meridian can climb to FL300 and you may be able to find a high time one for under a million.

Socata TBM has a quoted ceiling of 31,000 ft and you may be able to find an older TBM 700 high time airframe for in and around a million.

In the multi-engine category:

A PA-42 Cheyenne will put you up to just under 36,000 ft and can be had used for under a million.

A Beech King Air C-90 will get you up to 30,000 feet and can be found used on the lower end of the price spectrum.

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