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PIPER RECEIVES EASA APPROVAL FOR G1000 SENECAS

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 to adopt the G1000 software for a three-display avionics suite as standard equipment in the Seneca V. Garmin’s G1000 is a seamlessly integrated all-glass avionics suite that makes flight information easier to scan and process.

“The G1000,with the standard three-display glass screens for the Seneca V, gives pilots rich flight-critical data that provides exceptional situational awareness and contributes to safer flight,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “We are so very pleased to be able to deliver these aircraft now throughout Europe.”

Garmin’s G1000 system offers today’s pilots the most intuitive and advanced technology. Its design brings new levels of situational awareness, simplicity and safety to the cockpit. The G1000 glass cockpit presents flight instrumentation, navigation, weather, terrain, traffic and engine data on large-format, high-resolution displays

About the Piper Seneca V
The Piper Seneca V is a powerful twin-engine piston-powered aircraft with the highest single-engine service ceiling in its class. It has a standard three-screen G1000 panel and a visibly wider cabin for economical acquisition and operating costs.

About Piper Aircraft, Inc.
Piper Aircraft, Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., 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 – offers businesses and individuals elegant performance and value. The Twin Class Seneca V and Seminole balance proven performance, efficiency and simplicity in twin-engine aircraft. The Trainer Class Archer TX, Arrow, Seminole and Seneca V 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.

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