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Piper Deliveries, Revenue Trends Up for Three Quarters

VERO BEACH, Fla. - November 4, 2013

Piper Aircraft sustained solid new aircraft customer deliveries and revenue performance during the third quarter of 2013, continuing an improving trend in a challenging economy for general aviation aircraft.

Reflecting a global recommitment to the pilot training market, 61 Piper Trainer Class aircraft were delivered in the first three quarters of the year, up from 45 in the similar period in 2012, an increase of more than 35 percent. Total new aircraft deliveries during the nine-month period ended Sept. 30 reached 127 aircraft, compared to 116 aircraft in the comparable period a year ago, up more than nine percent.

During the third quarter of 2013, Piper delivered 41 aircraft with a value of $37.2 million in sales. Revenue from new aircraft sales through the end of the 2013 third quarter grew to $113.9 million, compared with $106.9 million during the same period in 2012, an increase of 6.5 percent.

“While Q1 deliveries were down as a result of the pending certification of the G1000 avionics suite in our trainer products, Piper remains focused on level-loading our production.  We continue to grow our international footprint through the addition of Piper dealers and sales agents, and at the same time concentrate on fleet sales to pilot training organizations throughout the world,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “For the future we are closely following the impact of the recent U.S. government shutdown on buying decisions and the overall economy.”

Piper 2013 deliveries and new aircraft revenues are summarized below for the first three quarters of the year.

 

Model Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2013 YTD
Warrior / Archer

0

23

11

34

Seminole

4

6

8

18

Seneca V

1

6

2

9

Mirage

12

12

9

33

Matrix

4

4

3

11

Meridian

6

8

8

22

Total Units

27

59

41

127

Total Billings

$29,723,271

$47,095,306

$37,172,898

$113,991,475

 

 

About Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft Inc. is headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla. The company offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single-engine and twin-engine aircraft. The single-engine M-Class series – the Meridian, Mirage and Matrix – offer businesses and individuals elegant performance and value. The Twin Class Seminole and Seneca V balance proven performance, efficiency and simplicity in twin-engine aircraft. The Trainer Class Archer TX, Arrow, Seneca V and Seminole aircraft form the most complete technically-advanced line of pilot training aircraft in the world. All Piper airplanes feature advanced Garmin avionics in the cockpit. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

 

Piper Aircraft
For further information, contact: 

Jackie Carlon
Phone: (772) 299-2900
Fax: (772) 978-6585
Mail to: Jackie.Carlon@piper.com
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