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PIPER RECRUITING EMPLOYEES IN WICHITA

VERO BEACH, Fla. - September 28, 2011

 Piper Aircraft is conducting a Wichita, Kan. career fair from 8 am to 6 pm, Friday, Oct. 7 at Century II. The company seeks a number of qualified and experienced aviation professionals for its ongoing aircraft manufacturing activity.

“Most of our open positions are for a variety of engineering disciplines but we also have other positions that are available,” say Piper Director of Human Resources Ellen Sobczak, SPHR. “We ask applicants to submit their resumes online at jobs@piper.com prior to being interviewed by the hiring managers who will be in Wichita.”

All of the positions being recruited are located in Vero Beach, Fla., site of Piper’s manufacturing campus and on the Atlantic coast. Money Magazine has called Vero Beach one of the “Top Beach Towns” and one of “The Best Places to Live on the Coast.” Immediate requirements are for:

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  1. Manufacturing Engineers, All Levels
  2. Manufacturing Lead Engineer, Systems
  3. Industrial Engineers, Senior
  4. Stress Analysts, All Levels
  5. Mechanical Systems Engineer
  6. Sr. Engineer, ECS
  7. Senior Mechanical Systems Engineer
  8. Senior Flight Test Engineers

9. Senior Quality Engineers
10. Senior Quality Procurement Engineers 11. Senior Avionic/Electrical Engineers 12. Manager Test Instrumentation

Engineers
13. Mid to Senior Aerodynamics –

Advanced Design
14. Senior DERs- All Disciplines

“Piper employs more than 800 people who comprise a team of dedicated, passionate individuals who care about what they do and really make a difference,” Sobczak says. Piper provides a dynamic and positive working environment that empowers employees to be and do their best, along with advanced training, state-of-the-art facilities, and industry-leading support programs.

Piper Altaire Business Jet

Many of the positions that the company seeks will be for the company’s new single-engine Altaire business jet which is progressing toward its maiden flight in 2012, with certification and first customer deliveries in 2014. The Piper Altaire is an entry-level jet with the economics of a turboprop and the cabin size and capabilities of a much larger business jet. The company’s backlog is sufficient for the first three years of production.

Vero Beach Manufacturing Campus

Manufacturing assembly of the first Altaire slated for flight testing began in August in Piper’s modern 75,000-square-foot dedicated final assembly facility on Piper’s manufacturing campus in Vero Beach, Fla., where the new aircraft will be built. Piper invested more than $5.6 million in preparing its facilities for production of the Altaire.

About Piper Aircraft

Piper Aircraft Inc. is headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla. A global force in aviation, Piper offers efficient single-engine and twin-engine trainer, personal and business aircraft. Piper Aircraft designs, manufactures, sells and supports the strongest and broadest single-engine product line in the industry, from high-performance pistons to turboprops to the world’s most fuel-efficient seven-person business jet, the Piper Altaire. With economical acquisition and operating costs, Piper airplanes deliver the best value available today and into the future. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

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