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Vero Beach, Fla. - October 23, 2014

Vero Beach, Fla., Oct. 23, 2014 – Reinforcing its strong commitment to training new pilots, Piper Aircraft will take a Piper Archer TX trainer to the upcoming annual Migration Flight Training Conference Oct. 27-29 at Redbird’s San Marcos Skyport training laboratory. The Piper Archer on display is equipped with the Garmin G1000 avionics suite and…Read More »

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Vero Beach, Fla. - October 14, 2014

VERO BEACH, Fla. – Oct. 14, 2014 – Piper Aircraft will concentrate its entire presence at Orlando Executive Airport for the 2014 National Business Aviation Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention. On static display will be two signature, top-of-the-line Piper M-Class single-engine business aircraft, the Piper Meridian and Piper Mirage, and the Twin-Class Piper Seneca V….Read More »

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VERO BEACH, Fla. - September 3, 2014

VERO BEACH, Fla. – Sept. 3, 2014 –Piper Aircraft, Inc. received a Validation of Type Certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for its top-of-the-line M-Class single-engine aircraft. The Piper M-Class series consists of the turboprop Piper Meridian, the pressurized piston-powered Piper Mirage and the unpressurized piston-powered Piper Matrix. “CAAC’s approval of…Read More »

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EAA, AOPA, Piper Host Caring Students From Nearby Appleton at AirVenture Oshkosh

OSHKOSH, Wisc. - July 30, 2014

OSHKOSH, Wisc., July 30, 2014— The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and Piper Aircraft on Thursday, July 31 will host a special group of students and their teacher from Appleton, Wisc. during EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. A number of years ago, Woodland Elementary School fifth grade teacher Eric Vander Loop’s…Read More »

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Kent State University to Get Two New Piper Arrow Trainers

OSHKOSH, Wisc., July 28, 2014 - July 28, 2014

OSHKOSH, Wisc., July 28, 2014 — Piper Aircraft Inc. will deliver two new Piper Arrow pilot training aircraft to the Aeronautics Division at Kent State University’s College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology. Today’s announcement was made on the first day of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, which runs through Aug. 3. “Kent State’s Aeronautic Division is…Read More »

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Piper Seneca V Approved for Garmin GFC 700

Vero Beach, Fla. - July 28, 2014

VERO BEACH, Fla. – July 28, 2014 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. has received Amended Type Certificate approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to incorporate the Garmin GFC 700 autopilot system in new Garmin G1000-equipped twin-engine Piper Seneca V aircraft. “Moving the Twin Class Seneca V equipped with G1000 avionics to the Garmin GFC 700 is…Read More »

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Piper to Exhibit M-Class, Twin-Class, Trainer-Class at AirVenture Oshkosh

Vero Beach, Fla. - July 22, 2014

Vero Beach, Fla., July 22, 2014 –Piper Aircraft, Inc. will display nearly its entire aircraft product line during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, scheduled July 28 – Aug. 3. “There is no larger or greater general aviation venue in the world than AirVenture Oshkosh,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “Piper plans to take advantage…Read More »

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VERO BEACH, Fla. - July 9, 2014

VERO BEACH, Fla. – July 9, 2014 – Piper Aircraft Inc. recently delivered its first Piper Meridian single-engine turboprop to a customer in Paraguay. Piper Aircraft, Inc. confirmed that Fiorucci International Grain Production and Distribution of South America, located in the Paraguayan capital city of Asuncion, took possession of the plane this past week. The…Read More »

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VERO BEACH, Fla. - June 16, 2014

VERO BEACH, Fla – June 16, 2014 – Piper Aircraft has received approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to incorporate the Garmin G1000 avionics suite, as well as the Aspen Avionics EFD1000 Pro Standby primary flight display into new twin-engine Piper Seneca V aircraft. Piper Aircraft Inc. was one of the first manufacturers…Read More »

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VERO BEACH, Fla. - June 12, 2014

VERO BEACH, Fla. – June 12, 2014 – Piper Aircraft recently received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for Piper Seminoles and Archers equipped at the factory with Garmin G1000 avionics and the Aspen Avionics EFD1000 Pro Standby primary flight display. “The Aspen Evolution EFD l000 is proving to be a popular option in the…Read More »

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Piper, Piper France Plan Large Presence At 8th Cannes General Aviation Air Show

Vero Beach, FLa. - June 9, 2014

VERO BEACH, Fla. – June 9 , 2014 – Piper Aircraft Inc. and Piper France SARL, the company’s authorized aircraft dealer in France, will exhibit a number of aircraft at the 8th edition of the Cannes International General Aviation Exhibition, to be held June 12-14 at Cannes-Mandelieu Airport (LFMD). Included in the aircraft exhibition at Cannes…Read More »

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Piper France Becomes Newest Company Dealer

VERO BEACH, Fla. - May 29, 2014

VERO BEACH, Fla. – May 29, 2014 – Piper Aircraft Inc. has appointed Piper France SARL as the company’s new aircraft dealer in France. Located at Aéroport Troyes Barberey, Piper France is a partnership between Troyes Aviation and Piper Generalvertretung Deutschland AG, a Piper Dealer for more than 45 years. Piper France, Led by Françoise…Read More »

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Piper Mirage Named “Best of the Best Personal Aircraft” by Robb Report

Vero Beach, Fla. - May 27, 2014

VERO BEACH, Fla. – May 27, 2014 – Piper Aircraft’s top-of-the-line piston-powered M-Class Mirage was named “Best of the Best Personal Aircraft for 2014” by the Robb Report. “A pressurized cabin, six seats, and a full-size air-stair door are unusual features for a piston-powered single-engine aircraft, but they are part of the package with the…Read More »

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Piper Seminole Named Most Popular Propeller Twin Aircraft In China

Vero Beach, Fla. - May 19, 2014

VERO BEACH, Fla. – May 19, 2014 – Piper Aircraft’s piston-poweredSeminole was recently named the Most Popular Twin-Engine Propeller Aircraft in China by U-Jet, China’s first exclusive journal for private aviators. U-Jet is published under auspices of the General Administration of Press and Publication of China and is the nation’s most widely circulated magazine dedicated…Read More »

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Piper Sells Five Arrow Trainers To Embry-Riddle, Daytona Beach

Vero Beach, Fla. - May 6, 2014

VERO BEACH, Fla. – May 6, 2014 — Piper Aircraft Inc. will begin delivering the first of five new Piper Arrow pilot training aircraft to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The airplanes will serve Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach, Fla. campus. “The five Piper Arrows join the Embry-Riddle learning fleet of more than 60 pilot training aircraft,” said Embry-Riddle…Read More »

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VERO BEACH, FLA - April 23, 2014

VERO BEACH, Fla. – April 22, 2014 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. recently made its first European delivery of a G1000 equipped Seminole to a Serbian customer involved in pilot training. Prince Aviation, of Belgrade, Serbia, took delivery of the new G1000 Seminole from Piper’s manufacturing campus and delivery center in Vero Beach, Fla. Prince Aviation…Read More »

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Piper Takes Trainer Orders from University of North Dakota Aerospace

Vero Beach, Fla. - April 15, 2014

VERO BEACH, Fla., April 15, 2014 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. has taken orders for three twin-engine piston-powered Training Class Piper Seminole aircraft from the UND Aerospace Foundation who provides training and aircraft for the University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. The pilot training aircraft will be delivered later this year…Read More »

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Piper and Continental Obtain EASA STC for Diesel-Powered Archers

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany - April 9, 2014

Piper Aircraft, Inc. and Continental Motors Group have collaborated to obtain a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate for Piper Archer aircraft powered by the Centurion 2.0S diesel engine. The prototype aircraft, which was test flown to obtain EASA approval, is on display at Piper’s Halle A4-121 exhibit April 9-12 during Aero Friedrichshafen,…Read More »

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Piper Delivers 550th Meridian to European Customer, First New Meridian into Sweden

VERO BEACH, FLA - March 31, 2014

VERO BEACH, Fla., March 31, 2014 – Piper Aircraft Inc. today delivered the company’s 550th new Meridian to a Swedish customer who purchased the first new Meridian to enter service in that Northern European country. Håkan Svensson, Chief Executive Officer of Aston Harald AB, located in Öckerö, Sweden, accepted delivery of the Piper Meridian, his…Read More »

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Piper Displaying Turboprop, Single and Twin Piston Lineup at Sun ‘n Fun 2014

VERO BEACH, FLA - March 24, 2014

Piper Aircraft will exhibit M-Class, Twin Class and Trainer Class aircraft at the 40th Annual SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In & Expo, held in Lakeland, Fla. April 1-6. Piper’s static display will be in the manufacturers’ display area, along the walkway to the announcers stand in the northernmost exhibit area just south of the runway, MD-018C/…Read More »

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Piper Delivers Five More Archers To Florida Institute of Technology

Vero Beach, FLA - March 10, 2014

Piper Aircraft Inc. recently delivered another five new Piper Archer TX training aircraft to the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), under a joint Piper Aviation Career Alliance program. The agreement provides enhanced vocational and educational opportunities for graduates of FIT’s aviation program, as well as for graduates from other programs offered through the school. The…Read More »

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Piper Records Double-Digit Increases In 2013 Revenue and Deliveries

VERO BEACH, Fla. - February 18, 2014

Piper Aircraft Inc. achieved double-digit growth in new aircraft revenue and new airplane deliveries for 2013 in a challenging global market for aircraft sales. The growth was led by increases in the sales of piston-powered training aircraft. Piper ended 2013 with a 13 percent increase in revenue from new aircraft sales of $168,776,759, compared to…Read More »

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Piper Dealers to Meet with Auto Dealers

VERO BEACH, Fla. - January 22, 2014

Piper Aircraft and its new aircraft dealers will exhibit a cabin mockup of the company’s top-of-the-line M-Class single-engine aircraft Meridian at the 2014 National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo, Jan. 24-27 in New Orleans. “Our new airplane dealers have found the annual new automobile dealers meeting to be an excellent venue to meet…Read More »

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Piper Single-Engine M-Class Approved for Night Flight in Turkey

Vero Beach, Fla. - January 20, 2014

Piper Aircraft’s Turkish dealer BAYMAP Aviation has obtained regulatory approval for nighttime visual and instrument flight rules operation of Piper’s single-engine M-Class aircraft. Turkey and many Middle East nations do not normally permit single-engine night operations. “Turkish approval for Piper M-Class single-engine VFR/IFR night flights is a significant milestone, thanks to the hard work of…Read More »

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Piper Names Dealer for China

VERO BEACH, Fla. - January 9, 2014

Piper Aircraft named Hebei Yuan’ao Aircraft Manufacturing Co., Ltd., as the company’s authorized dealer in China for sales of new Piper Mirage single-engine pressurized aircraft, as well as the Piper Archer TX and Seminole training aircraft. “We welcome Hebei Yuan’ao Aircraft into the worldwide Piper family,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “As China…Read More »

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