TYPE: Four-seat lightplane.

PROGRAMME: Prototype (N20XR) rolled out April 1994; first flight May 1994; FAA certification June 1994 (Ovation) and February 1999 (Eagle).

CURRENT VERSIONS: Mooney M20R Ovation2: Baseline version, superseded Ovation; unveiled at the AOPA Convention on 22 October 1999. A limited edition Mooney Ovation2 Platinum Edition, with advanced avionics and instrumentation, plus airframe and cabin upgrades, has been introduced. An Ovation2 which made its first flight on 18 June 2002 was the first new production Mooney following the formation of Mooney Aerospace Group, Ltd.
Ovation2 DX: Introduced at EAA Sun 'n' Fun at Lakeland 2 April 2003. Features thin-blade, McCauley two-blade propeller providing a 6 kt (11 km/h; 7 mph) increase in cruising speed at FL80; Garmin avionics suite including GNS 530/430, GDL 49 Nexrad weather uplink, GTX 330 Mode S transponder and Bendix/King KFC 225 autopilot flight director; six-way adjustable leather seats with adjustable lumbar support and Precise Flight speedbrakes as standard; 3.28 m³ (115.7 cu ft) oxygen system, TKS anti-icing system and 25,000 BTU air conditioning system optional.
Mooney M20S Eagle2: Entry-level version, using basic M20R fuselage and power plant, derated to 182 kW (244 hp), two-blade McCauley 2A34C239/90DMC-15 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) diameter propeller and lower-cost avionics. Usable fuel capacity 284 litres (75.0 US gallons; 62.5 Imp gallons). Cruising speed 180 kt (333 km/h; 207 mph); maximum climb rate 350 m (1,150 ft)/min; range 1,200 n miles (2,222 km; 1,380 miles) at 3,048 m (10,000 ft); service ceiling 5,640 m (18,500 ft); max T-O weight 1,451 kg (3,200 lb). First Eagle certified and delivered in February 1999.

CUSTOMERS: Most sold in USA, but others exported to Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Paraguay, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand and UK; orders include three for Western Michigan University. Total of 280 Ovations and 62 Eagles had been registered before Mooney reconstituted in February 2002. Ten delivered in 2002, comprising eight Ovations and two Eagles, and 19 Ovations and one Eagle in the first nine months of 2003.

COSTS: US$384,950 (2003).

DESIGN FEATURES: Combines airframe of M20M Bravo with normally aspirated flat-six engine. Completely restyled instrument panel, seats and cabin interior with sandwich-core rigid trim/soundproofing panels and leather and wool fabric upholstery.

POWER PLANT: M20R Ovation2 has one 224 kW (300 hp) Teledyne Continental IO-550-G5B flat-six engine, derated to 209 kW (280 hp), driving a McCauley 3A32C418-G/82NRC-9 three-blade, constant-speed metal propeller; Ovation2 has redesigned propeller giving slight performance improvement. Usable fuel 337 litres (89.0 US gallons; 74.1 Imp gallons).

AVIONICS: Generally as for Mooney M20M Bravo.

EQUIPMENT: Generally as for Mooney M20M Bravo, except as detailed under Current Versions.