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Piper Aircraft Receives Another Record-Breaking Fleet Contract

VERO BEACH, FL. - April 2, 2019

Piper Aircraft announced today that L3 Commercial Aviation has placed an order for up to 240 new Piper aircraft options to expand and modernize its aircraft training fleet across its Airline Academy pilot training sites. The new fleet will support the growing demand for its cadet pilot programs in light of the global shortage of…Read More »

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Piper Introduces the New Pilot 100 and Pilot 100i Trainer Aircraft

VERO BEACH, FL. - April 2, 2019

Piper Aircraft announced today, two new value priced additions to its trainer-class line, the Piper Pilot 100 and Pilot 100i. These new products enter the trainer segment at a competitive price point of $259,000 VFR equipped and offer the same rugged durability and functionality as its stablemate, the Archer TX. The need for a new…Read More »

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Piper Aircraft Deliveries Increase by Nearly 50% – Highest Level in Ten Years

VERO BEACH, FL., Feb. 22, 2019 - February 25, 2019

Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced today a 48% increase in aircraft deliveries for 2018 as well as a 38% increase in total aircraft billings. Piper’s segment leading growth was distributed across both primary product lines, Trainer and M-Class aircraft. Global Piper trainer demand increased more than 50% YOY. Sales of the robust single engine Archer grew…Read More »

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Piper Aircraft Launches Apprenticeship Program

October 12, 2018

  VERO BEACH, Fla., October 12, 2018 –– Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced today it is launching an accredited apprenticeship program in cooperation with Indian River State College.  The program is being created in response to the increasing demand for high quality manufacturing candidates at Piper Aircraft. The two-year program, which will officially start in the…Read More »

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Piper Trainer Sales Expand by 126% In Q2 2018

July 24, 2018

  OSHKOSH, Wisc.Jul. 23, 2018 –Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced today that sales of Piper trainers in the second quarter of the year increased 126% when compared to the same period in 2017.  Both their single and multi-engine trainers have solid order book backlog into Q3 of 2019.  The twin engine Piper Seminole lead the increase…Read More »

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Piper’s Growth Accelerates – Q2 2018 Deliveries 65% Higher than Q2 2017

July 23, 2018

VERO BEACH, Fla., July 23, 2018 –– Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced today its results for the second quarter of 2018, ending June 30. The company posted Q2 2018 aircraft revenue of $62.3M on 53 deliveries versus $52.1M revenue on 32 aircraft deliveries in 2017. Piper’s growth in both aircraft deliveries and revenue was aided across all…Read More »

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Piper to Exhibit M-Class and Trainer-Class at EAA AirVenture 2018

July 10, 2018

Vero Beach, Fla.,July 2, 2018 – Piper Aircraft Inc. will display nearly its entire aircraft product line during EAA AirVenture 2018, scheduled July 23 – July 29. “Year after year aviation enthusiasts and serious general aviation buyers from around the world come together at EAA AirVenture,” said Simon Caldecott, Piper President and CEO. “This unique aviation event…Read More »

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Piper’s Deliveries and Revenue Rise in First Quarter 2018

April 26, 2018

  VERO BEACH, Fla., April 18, 2018 –– Piper Aircraft Inc. announced today its aircraft sales and delivery results for the first quarter of 2018, ending March 31. The company continued to grow its new aircraft deliveries and revenue with the company’s flagship product, the turbine powered, M600 leading the company’s performance success. Additionally, Piper…Read More »

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Piper Aircraft to Team Up with Team Chambliss during SUN ‘n FUN 2018

April 2, 2018

  VERO BEACH, Fla. – April 2, 2018 — Piper Aircraft, Inc. will exhibit its flagship product, the M600, during the annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, held in Lakeland, Fla. April 10-15. The M600, owned by Red Bull Air Race pilot, Kirby Chambliss, features a custom stars and stripes paint scheme and…Read More »

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Latin America Debut of M600 Begins at FIDAE

March 19, 2018

  VERO BEACH, Fla., March 19, 2018 – Piper Aircraft Inc. and its recently appointed Chilean dealer, Aeroneed, are collaborating to display the M600, the company’s flagship product, at the upcoming FIDAE, to be held April 3-8. This will be the first time that an M600 has been on display at an event in South…Read More »

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Piper Aircraft Announces 23% Growth for 2017

February 9, 2018

VERO BEACH, FL., Feb. 7, 2018 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced today a 23% increase in aircraft deliveries for 2017 as well as a 27% increase in total billings. The substantial growth was driven by a 50% YOY increase of Piper single engine primary trainer aircraft deliveries as well as a 70% increase in deliveries…Read More »

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Piper Expands Sales Representation In the Pacific Rim

February 9, 2018

VERO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 6, 2018 – Piper Aircraft Inc. has named Fanmei Aviation Technologies Ltd, as its dealer for the sales of new aircraft in Greater China, including mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Fanmei Aviation Technologies joins a growing network of dealers and representatives throughout the region. “We welcome Fanmei Aviation into…Read More »

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Piper Receives Largest Trainer Order in Company History from Fanmei Aviation Technologies

February 7, 2018

VERO BEACH, Fla., February 7, 2018 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. has received an order for 152 aircraft from Fanmei Aviation Technologies, Piper Aircraft’s exclusive dealer in China. This is the largest single trainer order received by Piper Aircraft in company history. Fanmei Aviation Technologies is a subsidiary of Sichuan Fanmei Education Group co. Ltd which…Read More »

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Pacific Rim Debut of M600 Begins During Singapore Airshow

January 31, 2018

Vero Beach, Fla., Jan. 24, 2018– Piper Aircraft Inc. and Piper Dealer, Wings Over Asia are collaborating to participate in the Singapore Airshow and will display the M600, the company’s flagship product, at Seletar Airport during the upcoming event, to be held February 6-11. This will be the first time that an M600 has been…Read More »

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Piper M500 and M350 Certified with Garmin G1000 NXi

January 8, 2018

VERO BEACH, Fla., January 8, 2018 – Piper Aircraft has announced FAA certification of the G1000 NXi next generation integrated flight deck on both the M500 single engine turboprop and M350 pressurized, single-engine piston and is set to offer it as a retrofit option (via STC) for fielded G1000 equipped Matrix, Mirage (M350), and Meridian…Read More »

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Demand for Piper Products Results in Largest Employment Growth Since 2009

December 20, 2017

VERO BEACH, Fla., Dec. 20, 2017 — Piper Aircraft Inc. achieved double-digit growth in new aircraft revenue and deliveries for 2017 as demand for trainer aircraft and M-class products continued to expand. The increase in demand for Piper products and resulting increase in production volume has driven the company headcount to over 900 employees located…Read More »

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Piper Appoints Dealer for Bulgaria and Romania

December 18, 2017

VERO BEACH, Fla: December 18, 2017 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. and OK Aviation Sales announced today that they have expanded OK Aviation’s territory to include Bulgaria and Romania. OK Aviation has been a Piper Dealer for nearly 20 years providing sales and product support to the country of the Czech Republic, Hungary, and the Slovak…Read More »

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Piper’s Deliveries and Revenue Continue Upward Trend in Q2 2017

August 23, 2017

Piper Aircraft Inc. announced today its aircraft sales and delivery results for the second quarter of 2017, ending June 30. The company continued to grow its new aircraft deliveries and revenue with sales of turbine, M-Class products leading the company’s performance success. Additionally, Piper trainer sales growth is being led by the proven Archer platform…Read More »

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Piper Trainer Sales Increase to Highest Level Since 2003

August 22, 2017

Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced today that sales of their PA-28 trainers have grown to their highest level in 14 years. Piper has been be steadily regaining market position since 2012. This year Piper is on track to deliver 87 PA-28s – a combination of single engine Archers and single engine, complex trainer, Arrows. This increase…Read More »

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Piper Launches M600 Demo Tour of Africa with Piper Dealer, NAC

VERO BEACH, Fla., June 21, 2017 - June 21, 2017

Piper Aircraft Inc. and National Airways Corporation, NAC, Piper’s sales representative in Africa, are collaborating to exhibit the M600, the company’s flagship product, throughout the continent of Africa during the month of July. The aircraft will make stops in several key countries as it makes its way to South Africa. Following an aggressive demo schedule…Read More »

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M600 European Demo Tour a Huge Success

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 22, 2017 - May 24, 2017

Piper Aircraft announced today that the M600 demo tour, which began 6 weeks ago following Aero Friedrichshafen, has far exceeded the team’s expectations. The aircraft has proven its reliability and efficiency while completing 55 demo flights and nearly 100 hours. The market’s reaction has been nothing short of amazing, since the aircraft’s European debut at…Read More »

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Piper M600 Achieves EASA Certification

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND; May 22, 2017 - May 23, 2017

Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its top-of-the-line, single-engine turboprop, the M600. “This is the fifth certification the M600 has received in less than a year from aviation authorities around the world,” said Piper Aircraft CEO, Simon Caldecott. “The European certification is…Read More »

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Airflite Named Newest Piper Dealer

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 22, 2017 - May 23, 2017

Piper Aircraft and Airflite Pty Ltd announced today that they have signed an agreement for Airflite to become the exclusive Piper Dealer for Australia and New Zealand. Airflite currently owns 18 Piper Seminoles and Senecas. As a lessor, owner, operator, maintainer and parts supplier, Airflite is uniquely positioned to guide and support current and future…Read More »

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Piper’s Deliveries and Revenue Rise in First Quarter 2017

VERO BEACH, Fla., May 16, 2017 - May 17, 2017

Piper Aircraft Inc. grew its new aircraft deliveries and sales revenue during the first quarter of 2017, ending March 31. First quarter 2017 performance showed a positive trend on the heels of a 26% growth in billings for 2016 when Piper launched the new flagship product, the M600 SETP and expanded deliveries of the single…Read More »

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Piper Aircraft M600 on Display for First Time at EBACE

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 11, 201 - May 11, 2017

Piper Aircraft has announced plans to attend the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) and display its top-of-the line M600 aircraft. Executives from Piper Aircraft will attend the event along with its European dealers and sales agents, to be held May 22-24 at Geneva’s Palexpo and Geneva International Airport. “This year’s EBACE convention…Read More »

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Piper Aircraft Announces William T. Piper Scholarship Recipient

May 1, 2017

VERO BEACH, Fla., May 1, 2017 – Piper Aircraft announced today that the annual William T. Piper Scholarship has been awarded to Vero Beach High School senior, Miss Lorena Molina of Vero Beach, Florida. For more than 20 years, the William T. Piper Scholarship has been offered annually to a graduating high school senior. Today…Read More »

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Piper, Averett University Form Aviation Alliance

April 10, 2017

VERO BEACH, Fla., April 10, 2017 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. and Averett University have launched an Aviation Alliance to provide training aircraft as well as student scholarships, sponsorships, maintenance and instructor training, and enhanced marketing support. The eight-year agreement includes new Piper Archer TX training aircraft for the University as well as training for their…Read More »

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First Piper M600 Sold Into Europe on First Day of Aero Friedrichshafen

April 10, 2017

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany, April 5, 2017 – Piper Aircraft has confirmed the sale of the first Piper M600 into Europe during the opening day of Aero Friedrichshafen and following the first customer M600 demonstration given in the region. The corporate customer, CTP Invest, is one of the largest commercial property developers in the Czech Republic and…Read More »

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Piper M600 Approved for Hartzell 5-Blade Propeller

April 6, 2017

Vero Beach, Fla., April 4, 2017 – Piper Aircraft announced today at the 2017 Sun-n-Fun Fly-In and Expo that the Piper M600 has received approval from the FAA for the Hartzell five-blade composite swept tip propeller. The five-blade composite propeller, designed specifically for the Piper M600, features thin, maximum efficiency airfoils providing the opportunity for…Read More »

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Piper Announces Personalization Package for M600

April 6, 2017

Vero Beach, Fla., April 4, 2017 – Piper Aircraft announced today the availability of a personalization program exclusively available on the new Piper M600. The package, named Expression or EXP, enables customers to have greater involvement in the design of the interior for their new Piper M600 aircraft. With the M600 EXP package customers have…Read More »

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UND Places Fleet Order for 2017

April 6, 2017

VERO BEACH, Fla., April 4, 2017 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. has received UND’s trainer order for 2017. The order received from the University of North Dakota John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences is for a total of 20 aircraft which includes 16 Archer TXs and 4 Seminoles to begin delivery in June of this…Read More »

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Piper Aircraft Announces 26% Increase in Billings for 2016

February 23, 2017

VERO BEACH, FL., Feb. 23, 2017 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced today following the release of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) Annual Industry Review a 26.7% increase in aircraft billings for 2016. The year-end aircraft shipments and billings numbers were presented by Piper Aircraft President and CEO, Simon Caldecott, the 2017 Chairman of GAMA….Read More »

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Piper Receives Approval of M600 from Brazilian Aviation Authority

January 30, 2017

VERO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 30, 2017 — Piper Aircraft, Inc. has been awarded approval from the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) in Brazil for its top-of-the-line, single-engine turbo prop product, the M600. “ANAC’s approval of the M600 is excellent news for Piper Aircraft and our Brazilian dealer, J.P. Martins Aviacao. We are eager to bring…Read More »

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Piper Appoints Veteran Industry Executive Drew McEwen to Vice President, International and Direct Sales

January 23, 2017

VERO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 23, 2017 – Piper Aircraft Inc. has appointed General Aviation industry veteran, Drew McEwen, to Vice President International and Direct Sales, where he will lead Piper Aircraft’s global, and factory direct sales efforts focused on growing its trainer business and the international distribution network for the Company. Additionally, Drew will oversee…Read More »

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Piper Aircraft Announces Appointment of Ron Gunnarson as Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Customer Support

January 16, 2017

VERO BEACH, FL., Jan. 16, 2017 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. is excited to announce and welcome Ron Gunnarson as Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Customer Support. In his role, Mr. Gunnarson will be responsible for developing and executing sales and marketing strategies to sustain Piper Aircraft’s continuing growth, as well as contributing to overall product…Read More »

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China Air Shuttle Orders 50 Archers

VERO BEACH, FLA - January 11, 2017

VERO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 11, 2017 – Piper Aircraft has received an order for 50 Archers from their dealer in China, China Air Shuttle. China Air Shuttle, based in Beijing with branches in different provinces of China, will begin to take delivery in Q2 of 2017 with 30 aircraft scheduled to be delivered in the…Read More »

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Piper Leads the Way to Innovation: Garmin NXi Certified in Piston Trainer Aircraft

VERO BEACH, FLA - January 9, 2017

VERO BEACH, Fla., January 9, 2017 – Piper Aircraft has announced that certification on both the twin-engine Piper Seminole and single-engine Archer has been achieved and aircraft deliveries have begun. The University Of North Dakota John D. Odegard School Of Aerospace Sciences is the launch customer for the next generation Piper trainers. UND and Piper…Read More »

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Piper Receives Approval of M600 from Canada

January 4, 2017

VERO BEACH, Fla. – Jan. 4, 2017 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. was granted a type certification for its top-of-the-line, single-engine M600 from Transport Canada, paving the way for deliveries of the M600 into the Canadian market. “M600 validation in Canada is exciting news for Piper and our prospective customers in that region,” said Piper President…Read More »

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Piper M600 Achieves Australian Certification

VERO BEACH, Fla. - December 12, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla., December 12, 2016 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. was granted a type certification for its top-of-the-line, single-engine M600 by Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) on September 20, 2016, paving the way for the launch of flights by owner operators in the region. “This is a significant milestone for the Piper M600,” said…Read More »

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UND Receives First Piper Archer to Upgrade Training Fleet

VERO BEACH (Orlando), Fla. - November 9, 2016

VERO BEACH (Orlando), Fla., November 7, 2016 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. delivered the first of 100 new Piper Aircraft trainers to the University of North Dakota John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, which placed the unprecedented order for 80 Archer TXs and 20 Piper Seminoles in April of this year. “The first delivery to…Read More »

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Piper M350 Gains EASA Approval

November 4, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla., October 26, 2016 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded the validated type certificate for the Piper M350, paving the way for the aircraft to enter service in Europe. “The Piper M350 is the only current production pressurized piston-engine aircraft now on the market, making type…Read More »

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Piper M600 Makes NBAA Debut

October 26, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla., October 20, 2016 – Piper Aircraft, Inc.’s M600 will make its National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA) debut at this year’s Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (BACE) at the Orange County Convention center in Orlando, Fla. For the first time, an M600 production aircraft (serial number 10) will be prominently positioned on the…Read More »

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Piper Receives Approval of M600 from Mexico

September 21, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla. – Sept. 21, 2016 –Piper Aircraft, Inc. has obtained type validation of the M600 from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Mexico (DGAC). This marks the first approval of the M600 in the Central and South American region. “M600 validation in Mexico is exciting news for Piper and our prospective customers…Read More »

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Piper Receives EASA Approval of M500

August 22, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 22, 2016 — Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced it has been awarded approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), for the Piper M500, clearing the way for the innovative aircraft to enter into service on the European register. “EASA certification is an important milestone allowing us to kick off a major…Read More »

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Liberty University Orders Additional Seminole During First Day of EAA AirVenture

July 27, 2016

Vero Beach, Fla., Jul. 27, 2016 – Piper Aircraft has announced an order for a new Piper Seminole multi-engine trainer to Liberty University School of Aeronautics. The order was received during the first day of EAA AirVenture. This most recent order is part of a long-term agreement originally signed in 2013 between Piper and Liberty…Read More »

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Piper to Offer Three Engine Options for Popular Archer Trainer

July 26, 2016

Oshkosh, Wisc., July 26, 2016 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. is preparing to certify the Lycoming IO-360-B4A fuel-injected engine on its popular Archer trainer, the Archer TX, which has become the perfect gateway aircraft for fledgling pilots around the world. In addition, the company is also offering a diesel option providing customers with a third engine…Read More »

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ATP Flight School Orders 12 Additional Archers

July 25, 2016

OSHKOSH, Wisc., July 25, 2016 – Piper Aircraft has announced an order for 12 additional Archer TXs to ATP Flight School. The delivery comes as part of an original agreement made in April of 2013 for up to 100 aircraft to the flight school. ATP, America’s largest flight school, specializes in airline pilot training and…Read More »

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Piper Aircraft Begins M600 Deliveries

July 13, 2016

Vero Beach, Fla. July 12, 2016 – Piper Aircraft announced today it has begun deliveries of the Piper M600. The company delivered the first aircraft today during a customer delivery ceremony at its world headquarters in Vero Beach, Florida. The M600 was delivered to Jerry and Jack Wardlaw and will be based in Southern Georgia….Read More »

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Piper to Exhibit First Production M600 at EAA Air Venture Oshkosh

July 12, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla., July 12, 2016 – Piper Aircraft will display the first production M600 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 which is scheduled to take place July 25-31. Piper Aircraft received type certification of the M600 in June of this year. “AirVenture Oshkosh remains the greatest general aviation venue in the world, gathering thousands to…Read More »

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Piper M600 Receives Type Certification

VERO BEACH, FLA - June 17, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla., June 17, 2016 – Piper Aircraft announced today that the company’s newest flagship, the Piper M600, has now received type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  Piper Aircraft, Inc. and the FAA made the announcement today at the company’s headquarters in Vero Beach, Florida. On behalf of the FAA the type…Read More »

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Piper Aircraft’s Archer DX Diesel Engine TBR Increased

May 26, 2016

Vero Beach, Fla., May 24, 2016 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced that the Archer DX TBR (Time Before Replacement) for its Continental Diesel, CD-155 engine has increased to 2,100 hours. This significant TBR increase affects CD-155 engines manufactured since December 1, 2015 and all Archer DX models beginning in 2016. This represents the accomplishment of…Read More »

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Piper M600 Nearing Certification

May 24, 2016

GENEVA, Switzerland, Fla., May 24, 2016 – Piper Aircraft announced today that it has completed Show Compliance flight testing under FAA Type Inspection Authorization for the new M600. Together, the FAA and Piper have completed all of the necessary flight testing as prescribed in 14 CFR Part 23 for the M600 project. The completion of…Read More »

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PIPER AIRCRAFT INC. TAKES 112-AIRCRAFT TRAINER ORDER FROM UND

April 21, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla., April 5, 2016 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. has taken a 112-aircraft order from the UND Aerospace Foundation, which provides training and aircraft to the University of North Dakota John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. Deliveries begin in the fourth quarter of 2016 and stretch out over eight years. “This is an…Read More »

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ATP Flight School Orders 15 Additional Piper Archers

April 21, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla., February 23, 2016 – Piper Aircraft has announced the order of 15 additional Archer TXs to ATP Flight School. The delivery comes as part of the original three-year agreement made in April of 2013 for up to 100 aircraft. ATP, America’s largest flight school, specializes in airline pilot training and pilot career…Read More »

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Piper, Piper Deutschland to Display Aircraft at AERO Friedrichshafen

April 21, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla., April 7, 2016 – Piper Aircraft Inc. and Piper Deutschland are collaborating to display aircraft at the upcoming AERO Friedrichshafen 2016, to be held April 20-23. On display will be a single-engine Piper M500 turboprop and the Archer DX powered by the Continental CD-155 diesel engine. “AERO Friedrichshafen is the leading General…Read More »

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First Piper M500 Delivered Into Switzerland

April 20, 2016

FREIDRICHSHAFEN, Germany, April 20, 2016 –Piper Aircraft has confirmed the sale of the first Piper M500 into Switzerland to Mr. Michael Hoerler and will be based at Wangen-Lachen. The customer is expected to take delivery of the aircraft within the next few months.   Mr. Hoerler is upgrading from a 2011 Piper Mirage and will use…Read More »

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Piper Aircraft Repositions M-Class Product Line

March 22, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla., March 22, 2016 – Piper Aircraft announced the repositioning of the M-Class product line in anticipation of the certification of the M600, which is expected to take place in Q3 of this year. As part of the product repositioning, Piper Aircraft has reduced the price of the M500 from $2.264M to $1.99M….Read More »

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M600 Enters Final Stages of Certification

VERO BEACH, FL - March 18, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla., March 18, 2016 – Piper Aircraft announced today that the FAA has issued Type Inspection Authorization (TIA) for the Piper M600.  The issuance of TIA marks a significant milestone for the aircraft certification program.  TIA initiates the formal FAA flight evaluation of the M600 type design, airworthiness, performance, and handling characteristics. The…Read More »

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Piper Names Legacy Flight Training as Exclusive M600 Training Provider

VERO BEACH, FL - March 16, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla. – March. 16, 2016 –Piper Aircraft, Inc. has chosen Legacy Flight Training as the official training provider for the M600 aircraft. Under the new agreement, Legacy will provide pilot and maintenance training for the Piper M600, the newest member of the M-Class family, which product was publicly announced in May of 2015….Read More »

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Piper Displaying M600 at SUN ‘n FUN 2016

March 15, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla. – March 15, 2016 — Piper Aircraft will exhibit its new flagship, the M600, at the annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, held in Lakeland, Fla. April 5-10. Piper’s static display will be in the manufacturers’ display area, along the walkway to the announcers stand in the northernmost exhibit area…Read More »

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Hartzell Propeller Receives STC for New 5-Blade Prop for Piper Meridian & M500

Vero Beach, FL - March 8, 2016

Vero Beach, Fla., March 7, 2016 – Hartzell Propeller has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a five-blade composite propeller designed specifically for the Piper Aircraft Meridian and Piper’s new M500. Hartzell collaborated closely with Piper Aircraft on the STC for the single-engine pressurized turboprops. “The Hartzell Propeller five-bladed prop design increases flight performance…Read More »

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Piper Aircraft Announces Authorized Service Center in Southeast Asia

Singapore, Feb. 18, 2016 - February 18, 2016

Singapore, Feb. 18, 2016– Piper Aircraft has announced the selection and appointment of WingsOverAsia as its authorized service center in Singapore. WingsOverAsia (WOA) has served as Piper Aircraft’s dealer in the region for nearly 3-years. The aircraft service center, located at Seletar Airport, is the first service dealer associated service facility in the region. “The…Read More »

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Piper Receives Approval of M500 from JCAB Japan

Vero Beach, Fla. - February 17, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla. – Feb. 17, 2016 –Piper Aircraft, Inc. has announced the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) has awarded type certification to the company for the M500. This marks the first time that a Piper Type Certificate has been fully validated in Japan. “M500 validation is excellent news for Piper and our prospective customers…Read More »

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Piper Announces Delivery of Archer and Seneca Aircraft to Indonesian Government Flight Program

Singapore - February 16, 2016

Singapore, Feb. 16, 2016 – Piper Aircraft has recently delivered 12 single-engine and 3 multi-engine training aircraft to Sekolah Tinggi Penerbang Indonesia (STPI), the government flight school at Budiarto Airport in Curug, Indonesia, as the first part of a 20 single-engine Archer and 5 multi-engine Seneca V sale completed in December 2015. The sale and…Read More »

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Piper to Attend Singapore Airshow 2016

Vero Beach, Fla. - February 10, 2016

Vero Beach, Fla., Feb. 10, 2016– Piper Aircraft has announced plans to participate in Singapore Airshow 2016. The aircraft company will attend this year’s event, one of the largest and most prominent aerospace exhibitions internationally, to be held February 16-21 at the Changi Exhibition Center and will host a press conference at 4:00 pm on…Read More »

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G1000 Approved in Piper Archer by China

Vero Beach, Fla. - January 12, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla. – Jan. 12, 2016 –Piper Aircraft, Inc. has received an amendment to the Validation of its Type Certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for the addition of Garmin G1000 avionics in the Archer training TX/LX aircraft. The approval was made by CAAC on December 21, 2015. “CAAC’s approval…Read More »

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Discovery Channel’s “How It’s Made” Featuring Piper Aircraft Due to Air

VERO BEACH, Fla. - December 10, 2015

VERO BEACH, Fla., Dec. 10, 2015 – Piper Aircraft has announced an airdate for its segment on The Discovery Channel’s “How It’s Made” documentary television series featuring the aircraft company. The production is scheduled to air Thursday, December 17 at 9:00 pm EST on Discovery’s Science Channel. Filming of “How It’s Made” began at Piper…Read More »

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Piper Aircraft, Inc. Announces First Scandinavian Diesel Archer to Danish Flight School

ODENSE, Denmark - December 8, 2015

ODENSE, Denmark, December 08, 2015 –Piper Aircraft, Inc. has announced the first sale of a factory new diesel engine Archer DX into Scandinavia. Billund Air Center (BAC), a leading flight school in Denmark, took possession of the aircraft last week. “The Archer DX’s technology and excellent fuel economy is absolutely perfect for flying schools,” said…Read More »

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PIPER M600 MOCKUP ON DISPLAY AT NBAA2015

VERO BEACH, Fla. - November 9, 2015

VERO BEACH, Fla. – Nov. 9, 2015 – Piper Aircraft will be in attendance at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition for the 2015 event at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. On static display will be the M600 mockup for Piper’s top-of-the-line single-engine business aircraft and its G3000 avionics display. “We are…Read More »

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PIPER, CUTTER AVIATION TO DISPLAY AIRCRAFT AT FLYING AVIATION EXPO

PALM SPRINGS, CA - October 13, 2015

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Oct. 13, 2015 – Piper Aircraft and Cutter Aviation are collaborating to display aircraft at the FLYING Aviation Expo in Palm Springs October 15 – 17th. On static display at the Palm Springs Convention Center will be the Piper Meridian and an all-new Piper M350 with G1000 in the cockpit. “The FLYING…Read More »

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PIPER BEGINS DELIVERY OF NEW WARRIOR TRAINING AIRCRAFT TO FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL

VERO BEACH, Fla. - October 9, 2015

VERO BEACH, Fla., October 9, 2015 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced that FlightSafety International has begun taking delivery of 20 factory new, single-engine Piper Warrior aircraft. The first five aircraft were handed over to FlightSafety Academy at the Piper factory in Vero Beach, Florida during a delivery ceremony last week. The remaining aircraft will be…Read More »

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PIPER DELIVERS FIRST M500 INTO POLAND

Vero Beach, Fla. - September 29, 2015

VERO BEACH, Fla. – Sept. 29, 2015 Piper Aircraft will deliver the company’s first M-Class single-engine pressurized Piper M500 to Poland. The aircraft has been retail sold by JB Investments to a customer in that region who will operate the aircraft in support of his business. JB Investments is Piper’s dealer for new aircraft, serving…Read More »

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PIPER ANNOUNCES M-CLASS LINKAGE PROGRAM

Vero Beach, Fla. - September 21, 2015

VERO BEACH, Fla., September 21, 2015 Piper has announced the M-Class Linkage Program, allowing potential and preexisting Mirage and Meridian owners opportunity to apply a financial credit toward a factory-new M500 or M600 aircraft. “With this incentive initiative, customers have the ability to take advantage of stepping up into a more advanced aircraft with additional…Read More »

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PIPER DELIVERS TRAINERS TO THE UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE

VERO BEACH, FL - August 17, 2015

VERO BEACH, FL., Aug. 17, 2015 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. has delivered three single-engine complex Piper Arrow trainers to the University of Dubuque. The pilot training aircraft will join the Aviation Department’s training fleet in time for the beginning of the Fall 2015 semester. The Piper Arrow was chosen as the newest training aircraft for…Read More »

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FLIGHTSAFETY INTRODUCES NEW WARRIOR AND ARROW TRAINING AIRCRAFT FROM PIPER TO ITS FLEET

OSHKOSH, Wisc. - July 20, 2015

OSHKOSH, Wisc., July 20, 2015 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced that FlightSafety International has signed an agreement to purchase 20 single-engine Piper Warrior and 6 single-engine Piper Arrow aircraft. The new aircraft will begin to enter service at the FlightSafety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida later this year. This initial order for the trainer aircraft…Read More »

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KENT STATE UNIVERSITY TO GET NEW PIPER ARROW TRAINER

OSHKOSH, Wisc. - July 20, 2015

OSHKOSH, Wisc., July 20, 2015 — Piper Aircraft Inc. will deliver a 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 July 26. “Kent State’s Aeronautic Division continues…Read More »

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PIPER AIRCRAFT COLLABORATES WITH GARMIN® ON “PIPER PILOT” APPLICATION

OSHKOSH, Wisc. - July 20, 2015

OSHKOSH, WI. – July 20, 2015 – Piper Aircraft has announced the collaboration with Garmin on the development of “Piper Pilot”, the Piper-specific avionics app based on Garmin Pilot™ for iPad and iPhone. The first phase of Piper Pilot allows aviators to file their flight plans and receive full en route navigation on an interactive…Read More »

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PIPER AIRCRAFT AND HARTZELL PROPELLER COLLABORATE ON NEW 5-BLADED PROP FOR NEXT GEN PERFORMANCE

OSHKOSH, Wisc. - July 20, 2015

OSHKOSH, Wisc., July 20, 2015 –Piper Aircraft and Hartzell Propeller have announced collaboration on the certification of a five-bladed composite propeller for the Piper Meridian and M500 through a Supplemental Type Certificate (“STC”). Achievement of the STC for both Piper products is anticipated by the end of fourth quarter this year. “The Hartzell Propeller five-bladed…Read More »

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PIPER TO EXHIBIT M600 MOCKUP AT EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH

Vero Beach, Fla. - July 6, 2015

Vero Beach, Fla., July 6, 2015 – Piper Aircraft will display the M600 in its mockup form during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, scheduled July 20 – 26. “AirVenture Oshkosh remains the greatest general aviation venue in the world,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “Piper plans to take full advantage of this gathering of…Read More »

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PIPER DELIVERS FIRST ARCHER DX INTO EUROPE

Vero Beach, Fla. - June 29, 2015

VERO BEACH, Fla., June 29, 2015 –Piper Aircraft has announced the delivery of the first production diesel Archer DX into Europe to European Aircraft Sales in Denmark. “The diesel powered Archer DX was designed to provide our customers with greater access to more economical and readily available fuel sources. The aircraft offers exceptional fuel burn, which…Read More »

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PIPER AIRCRAFT TO DELIVER TRAINERS TO UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA AEROSPACE

VERO BEACH, Fla. - June 29, 2015

VERO BEACH, Fla., June 29, 2015 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. will deliver three new twin-engine piston-powered Piper Seminole aircraft to the University of North Dakota. The first of three Seminoles was accepted today by UND at the Piper Aircraft exhibit during EAA Air Venture in Oshkosh, Wisc. The remaining two aircraft will be delivered to…Read More »

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PIPER AIRCRAFT AND RAYMOND WEIL ANNOUNCE THE FREELANCER PIPER

Vero Beach, Fla. - May 28, 2015

VERO BEACH, Fla., May 28, 2015 – Piper Aircraft is proud to announce a collaboration with the legendary watchmaker RAYMOND WEIL, with the introduction of their first-ever pilot watch, the freelancer Piper. “We are honored to collaborate with another esteemed manufacturer,” said Simon Caldecott, President and CEO of Piper Aircraft. “RAYMOND WEIL was founded on…Read More »

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PIPER AIRCRAFT ANNOUNCES EASA APPROVED FLIGHT TRAINING COURSES FOR MERIDIAN, M500, M350 AIRCRAFT

GENEVA, Switzerland - May 19, 2015

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 19, 2015 – Piper Aircraft has announced European OK Aviation Group to establish a Piper authorized training center, offering EASA approved, specific flight training services for current Meridian, M500, and M350 production aircraft. “We are exceedingly pleased that our European Piper customers will have the opportunity to take advantage of EASA approved…Read More »

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FIRST PIPER M500 SOLD INTO EUROPE

GENEVA, Switzerland - May 19, 2015

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 19, 2015 –Piper Aircraft has confirmed the first sale of the Meridian M500 into Europe to the OK Aviation Group. “The M500 is a unique aircraft,” said Simon Caldecott, President and CEO at Piper Aircraft. “We cannot emphasize enough the value, performance, and safety that defines this plane. We continue to increase…Read More »

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PIPER AIRCRAFT TO ATTEND EUROPEAN BUSINESS AVIATION CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION

GENEVA, Switzerland - May 6, 2015

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 6, 2015 –Piper Aircraft has announced plans to attend the 2015 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE), along with its European dealers and sales agents, to be held May 19-21 at Geneva’s Palexpo and Geneva International Airport. “EBACE is an opportunity for Piper to participate in a premier event with prominent…Read More »

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PIPER TAKES TRAINER ORDERS FROM UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA AEROSPACE

LAKELAND, Fla. - April 21, 2015

LAKELAND, Fla., April 21, 2015 – 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 in July of this…Read More »

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DIESEL ARCHER DX RECEIVES FAA VALIDATION

VERO BEACH, Fla. - April 21, 2015

VERO BEACH, Fla., April 21, 2015 – Piper Aircraft announced today that its team member, Technify Motors GmbH, a German based member of the Continental Motors Group, has received validation approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for their European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) supplemental type certificate in support of the new diesel trainer option,…Read More »

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PIPER AIRCRAFT LAUNCHES M350 PRODUCT WITH THE LATEST IN GARMIN AVIONICS AND MOST ADVANCED SAFETY FEATURES

Vero Beach, Fla. - April 14, 2015

VERO BEACH, Fla., April. 14, 2015 – Piper Aircraft has introduced the M350, its newest top-of-the-line M-Class single-engine, piston, cabin class, pressurized aircraft with the latest in Garmin avionics. With most advanced safety features, along with a number of additional significant product improvements, the M350 has the most advanced cockpit of any cabin class, six-place…Read More »

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PIPER AIRCRAFT DEBUTS M500 AT PRODUCT LAUNCH EVENT

Vero Beach, Fla. - April 14, 2015

VERO BEACH, Fla., April 14, 2015 – Piper Aircraft officially debuted the single-engine Meridian M500 turbine business aircraft with the latest in Garmin avionics, enhanced safety features, and a number of other significant product improvements. As part of the Meridian M500 debut, Piper announced the availability of the Executive Interior option. “The 2015 Piper Meridian…Read More »

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PIPER AIRCRAFT LAUNCHES NEW M-CLASS PRODUCT, THE PIPER M600

Vero Beach, Fla. - April 14, 2015

VERO BEACH, Fla., April 14, 2015 – Piper Aircraft has unveiled the newest addition to their esteemed M-Class line, the M600, a single-engine, 600 horsepower, cabin class turboprop. The Piper M600 is a significant product advancement featuring a newly designed wing, the most sophisticated Garmin technology available, furnished with a redesigned, luxurious interior. The M600…Read More »

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PIPER AIRCRAFT LAUNCHES THREE NEW M-CLASS PRODUCTS: THE M600, THE M350, AND THE M500

Vero Beach, Fla. - April 13, 2015

VERO BEACH, Fla., April 13, 2015 – At a historical product unveiling today, Piper Aircraft announced three new aircraft as part of their esteemed M-Class line of single-engine, pressurized, cabin class business aircraft: the M600, the M500, and the M350. “Our customers and dealers asked for aircraft with additional payload and exceptional range,” said Piper…Read More »

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PIPER, PIPER DEUTSCHLAND TO DISPLAY AIRCRAFT AT AERO FRIEDRICHSHAFEN

Friedrichshafen, Germany - April 9, 2015

VERO BEACH, Fla., April 9, 2015 – Piper Aircraft Inc. and Piper Generalvertretung Deutschland are collaborating to display aircraft at the upcoming AERO Friedrichshafen 2015, to be held April 15-19. On display will be a single-engine Piper Meridian turboprop, a twin-engine Piper Seneca V, and a Piper Archer DX. “Year after year, AERO Friedrichshafen is…Read More »

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PIPER AIRCRAFT RECOGNIZED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EFFORTS

Vero Beach, Fla. - March 2, 2015

Vero Beach, Fla., March 2, 2015 – Environmental champion Keep Indian River Beautiful (KIRB) recently recognized Piper Aircraft, Inc. with its New Partner Award for the environmental efforts of the aircraft company’s Green Initiatives Team. “Piper Aircraft recognizes its responsibility to build a sustainable future for our community, employees, and customers,” said Simon Caldecott, President…Read More »

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PIPER DELIVERS ARCHER TRAINERS TO MALAYSIAN FLYING ACADEMY

Malacca, Malaysia - February 24, 2015

Malacca, Malaysia, Feb. 24, 2015 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. recently delivered four new Archer training aircraft equipped with Garmin G500 avionics to the Malaysian Flying Academy, Malaysia. “Our cadets are eager to begin flying these four new Piper single-engine trainers. The G500 avionics package is ideally suited to the training curriculum offered by our academy,”…Read More »

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DISCOVERY CHANNEL’S “HOW IT’S MADE” FINALIZES FILMING AT PIPER AIRCRAFT

Vero Beach, Fla. - January 30, 2015

VERO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 30, 2015 – The Discovery Channel’s “How It’s Made” documentary television series has completed filming at Piper Aircraft, culminating after two detail-intensive days in the factory and supporting departments. “When our Chamber of Commerce reached out to Piper as a potential feature for the documentary ‘How It’s Made’, we were exceedingly…Read More »

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PIPER AIRCRAFT LAUNCHES M500 PRODUCT WITH THE LATEST IN GARMIN AVIONICS

Vero Beach, Fla. - January 28, 2015

VERO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 28, 2015 – Piper Aircraft has introduced its newest top-of-the-line M-Class single-engine Meridian M500 turbine business aircraft with the latest in Garmin avionics, enhanced safety features and a number of other significant product improvements. “The 2015 Piper M500 will come equipped with the very newest Garmin avionics package for increased safety,”…Read More »

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PIPER DELIVERS ARROW TRAINERS TO KENT STATE

VERO BEACH, Fla. - January 12, 2015

VERO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 12, 2015 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. recently delivered two new Piper Arrow pilot training aircraft to the Aeronautics Division at Kent State University’s College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology in Ohio. “Kent State’s Aeronautic Division is eager to begin flying these two new Piper single-engine trainers,” said Robert G. Sines, Jr.,…Read More »

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PIPER DELIVERS THREE G1000 SEMINOLES TO UND AEROSPACE FOUNDATION

VERO BEACH, Fla. - January 8, 2015

VERO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 8, 2015 – Piper Aircraft Inc. has delivered three twin-engine piston-powered Training Class Piper Seminole aircraft to the UND Aerospace Foundation, which provides training and aircraft for the University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. The pilot training aircraft, delivered in December of 2014, are now part…Read More »

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Piper Aircraft Delivers 1st Chinese Matrix To Hanxing General Aviation Co., Ltd.

Zhuhai, China - November 14, 2014

Zhuhai, China – Nov. 14, 2014 – Piper Aircraft delivered its first M-Class Piper Matrix in China to Hanxing General Aviation Co., Ltd., one of Piper’s dealers in China. The transaction was consummated prior to Airshow China 2014 so that Hanxing and Piper could display the airplane at the show being held there. This is…Read More »

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PIPER AIRCRAFT, HANXING COMBINE TO DISPLAY PIPER MATRIX AT AIRSHOW CHINA

Vero Beach, Fla. - November 4, 2014

Vero Beach, Fla. – Nov. 3, 2014 – Piper Aircraft and Hanxing General Aviation Co., Ltd. will be exhibiting a new unpressurized piston-powered Piper Matrix at Airshow China 2014, to be held Nov. 11-16 in Zhuhai. Piper’s presence will be located at Booth C1-6 and the Matrix will be on outdoor static display at Hanxing’s…Read More »

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PIPER SEMINOLE APPROVED FOR GARMIN GFC700

Vero Beach, Fla. - October 29, 2014

VERO BEACH, Fla. – Oct. 29, 2014 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. has received Type Certificate change approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to incorporate the Garmin GFC 700 flight control system in the Garmin G1000-equipped twin-engine Seminole aircraft. “Moving the Seminole aircraft equipped with G1000 avionics to the Garmin GFC 700 is another step in…Read More »

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PIPER AIRCRAFT TO PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL REDBIRD MIGRATION WITH ARCHER TX, SEMINOLE

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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PIPER M-CLASS BUSINESS AIRCRAFT ON NBAA DISPLAY AT ORLANDO EXECUTIVE AIRPORT

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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PIPER M-CLASS APPROVED BY CHINA

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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FIRST PIPER MERIDIAN DELIVERED IN PARAGUAY

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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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…Read More »

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PIPER RECEIVES EASA VALIDATION FOR SEMINOLES AND ARCHERS WITH G1000 AND ASPEN EFD1000

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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FIRST G1000 PIPER SEMINOLE DELIVERED TO PRINCE AVIATION

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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Piper Performs Well and Grows Pilot Training, Dealers in 2013

VERO BEACH, Fla. - December 23, 2013

During 2013 Piper Aircraft Inc. broadened its global footprint through the addition of international dealers, completed transformation of its entire aircraft product line to advanced Garmin avionics, and grew sales of pilot training aircraft around the world.  Additionally, Piper Aircraft sustained solid new aircraft deliveries and revenue performance through the third quarter resulting in a…Read More »

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Piper, Liberty University Enter Long Term Agreement

VERO BEACH, Fla. - December 9, 2013

Piper Aircraft has delivered a new Piper Arrow pilot training aircraft to Liberty University School of Aeronautics. The new Piper Arrow single-engine trainer joins a growing fleet of teaching aircraft including other Piper Arrows, Piper Seminoles and Cessna 172s. The recent delivery is part of a long-term agreement between Piper and the Lynchburg, Va.-based Liberty…Read More »

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Piper Named A Best Place to Work

VERO BEACH, Fla. - November 18, 2013

Piper Aircraft earned distinction from Workforce Solutions as one of the community’s best places to work at the 11th Annual Indian River County ‘Best Place to Work’ awards for employers with more than 50 employees. Workforce Solutions is a private, non-profit, Florida organization with a board of directors consisting of private business, economic development and…Read More »

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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…Read More »

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Piper Promotes Meridian as Biz Aircraft at NBAA

VERO BEACH, Fla. - October 14, 2013

Piper Aircraft Inc. will promote its flagship single-engine M-Class Meridian business aircraft at the National Business Aviation Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention, held in Las Vegas from Oct. 22-24. “The Piper Meridian is becoming more accepted as a true business turboprop throughout the world,” said Piper Vice President of Sales and Marketing Drew McEwen. “While…Read More »

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Piper Delivers Meridian to ATP for Turbine Training

Vero Beach, Fla. - October 8, 2013

Piper Aircraft Inc. has delivered an M-Class Piper Meridian to Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) for use as that company’s first Piper turboprop for turbine training and crew cross-country experience in its Airline Career Pilot Program. “ATP is the first flight training organization to integrate turbine experience into its ab initio airline training,” said ATP Vice…Read More »

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Piper, ATP Launch POH for the iPad at AOPA Summit

VERO BEACH, Fla. - October 1, 2013

Piper Aircraft Inc. and Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP) announce new, electronic Pilot Operating Handbook (E-POH) libraries for Piper’s M-Class and Twin-Class aircraft using the HubConnect™ App for iPad® from ATP. Both companies will have experts available at Piper’s static aircraft display at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport during the 2013 AOPA Aviation Summit and Airportfest…Read More »

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AutoGas Fueled Piper Archer Completes Cross-Country Roundtrip

Vero Beach, Florida - September 5, 2013

Piper Aircraft recently flew a Piper Archer powered by 93 octane unleaded automobile gas 2100 nautical miles roundtrip from Vero Beach, FL to Oshkosh, WI and back. The Piper Archer was on exhibit at Piper’s EAA AirVenture static aircraft display. Piper worked with Airworthy AutoGas LLC, Phoenix, Ariz., to prove the concept in a test…Read More »

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Piper to Deliver Jepp Data with New Aircraft Purchase

Vero Beach, Florida - September 3, 2013

Piper Aircraft Inc. will provide Jeppesen flight data to purchasers of new Piper airplanes, effective immediately. The flight data will simplify access to flight information for Piper aviators. Delivery of new Pipers will include Jeppesen NavData® and digital charts onboard and ready for use in flight. New owners of Piper aircraft equipped with Garmin G1000…Read More »

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Piper, Baymap Co-sponsor Istanbul Flight Training Exhibition

VERO BEACH, FL - August 19, 2013

Piper Aircraft Inc. and Baymap Aviation are co-sponsoring the Istanbul Flight Training Exhibition (IFTE), to be held Sept. 27-28, 2013, at the WOW Istanbul Convention Center, within walking distance of the international Atatürk Airport. “The Istanbul Flight Training Exhibition is the biggest regional flight training venue in Turkey,” said Enrico Evers, Piper’s director of Sales…Read More »

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Piper, J.P. Martins Exhibit Meridian, Seneca V at LABACE

Vero Beach, Florida - August 9, 2013

Piper Aircraft Inc. and J.P. Martins Aviacao, Ltda., its authorized aircraft dealer in Brazil, will display the top-of-the-line M-Class Piper Meridian single-engine aircraft and a Twin-Class Piper Seneca V at the 10th Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE), to be held in São Paulo, Brazil Aug. 14-16. “Piper and J.P. Martins will…Read More »

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Piper’s First Half Performance Continues 3-Year Rise

OSHKOSH, Wis. - July 29, 2013

  Piper Aircraft continued to deliver more new aircraft and increase new airplane revenue during the first half of 2013, continuing a steady improved performance trend. For the first half of 2013, Piper delivered 86 airplanes, up 13 percent from 76 total deliveries during the same period in 2012, while generating $77M in revenue, up…Read More »

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Piper Sells 10 More Trainers to ATP

Oshkosh, Wisc. - July 29, 2013

Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) has exercised options for 10 additional new Piper Archer TXs, bringing to 25 the total number of the single-engine training aircraft ordered by ATP so far in 2013. Piper and ATP jointly made the announcement on the first day of 2013 AirVenture Oshkosh, held July 29 to Aug. 4 in Oshkosh,…Read More »

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Piper to Display Special Aircraft at Oshkosh AirVenture

Vero Beach, Fla. - July 22, 2013

Piper Aircraft Inc. will display a number of exceptional aircraft during 2013 AirVenture Oshkosh, July 29 – Aug. 4. Included in the Piper static exhibit, booth numbers 140-145 and 156-161, will be the Team Chambliss Piper Meridian, a milestone 800th Piper Mirage, two G1000 equipped Piper Twin Class aircraft  and a special Piper Archer powered…Read More »

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Piper to Deliver 800th Single-Engine Mirage at Oshkosh

Vero Beach, Fla. - July 18, 2013

Piper Aircraft Inc. will deliver the company’s milestone 800th M-Class single-engine pressurized Piper Mirage to Muncie Aviation Company at the 2013 AirVenture Oshkosh, to be held July 29 to Aug. 4 in Oshkosh, Wisc. Muncie Aviation is Piper’s dealer for new aircraft, serving Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and southern Illinois.   “The delivery of the…Read More »

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Piper Completes Flight Tests of Archer Fueled by Airworthy Auto Gas

VERO BEACH, Fla. - July 8, 2013

Piper Aircraft Inc. has completed flight tests of a Piper Archer powered by 93 octane premium unleaded automotive gasoline. Piper worked with Airworthy AutoGas LLC, Phoenix, Ariz., to prove the concept in a test flight regime conducted from the company’s Vero Beach manufacturing campus. The Piper Archer is powered by a single Lycoming O-360-A4M engine…Read More »

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Piper to Exhibit Team Chambliss Meridian at Oshkosh; Kirby Chambliss to Sign Autographs

Vero Beach, Fla. - June 27, 2013

Piper Aircraft Inc. and Red Bull Team Chambliss are combining forces at 2013 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, July 29 to Aug. 4 in Oshkosh, Wisc. Piper will display Team Chambliss’ company transport support airplane, a Piper Meridian, along with Kirby Chambliss’ aerobatic Edge 540, one of the flight attractions at Oshkosh. Kirby Chambliss uses the Piper…Read More »

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Twin-Engine Seminoles Join Piper’s G1000 Club

VERO BEACH, Fla. - June 25, 2013

Piper Aircraft, Inc. has received Type Certificate (TC) approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to incorporate the Garmin G1000 avionics suite into new twin-engine Piper Seminole aircraft models for delivery beginning this year. With this latest TC, The Garmin G1000 is standard equipment on nearly all new Piper products. “The G1000’s design brings enhanced levels…Read More »

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Piper Exhibits at Cannes Air Show on the French Riviera

VERO BEACH, Fla. - May 29, 2013

Piper Aircraft Inc. and Winters Aviation, its authorized aircraft dealer in France and Belgium, will exhibit two top-of-the-line M-Class single-engine aircraft and a twin-engine Seneca V at the 7th Cannes International General Aviation Exhibition June 5-8 at Cannes-Mandelieu Airport (LFMD). “Piper will be working with Winters Aviation, our dealer, at the air show on the…Read More »

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Piper Appoints Veteran Industry Executive Drew McEwen to Vice President of Sales & Marketing

VERO BEACH, Fla. - May 21, 2013

Piper Aircraft Inc. has appointed General Aviation industry veteran, Drew McEwen, to Vice President of Sales and Marketing, where he will lead global sales and marketing for the Company. He will continue to report to President and CEO Simon Caldecott and serve on the Company’s Executive Leadership Team. “Drew’s leadership of Piper’s global sales team,…Read More »

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Piper, European Dealers Exhibit at EBACE 2013

VERO BEACH, Fla. - May 21, 2013

Piper Aircraft Inc. and its European dealers and sales agents will display a 2013 single-engine turboprop M-Class Meridian at this year’s EBACE, the European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition, to be held May 21-23 at Geneva Palexpo and Geneva International Airport. “This venue is truly Europe’s premier event focused on business aviation, and Piper’s M-Class…Read More »

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Piper Receives OK for Garmin G1000 in Seneca V’s

VERO BEACH, Fla - May 15, 2013

Piper Aircraft, Inc. has received Type Certificate approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to incorporate the Garmin G1000 avionics suite into new twin-engine Piper Seneca V aircraft models for delivery beginning this year. Piper Aircraft Inc. is one of the first manufacturers to adopt the most recent G1000 software supporting a three display avionics suite…Read More »

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Piper Receives FAA TC for G1000 in Archer Models

VERO BEACH, Fla. - April 29, 2013

Piper Aircraft, Inc. has received Type Certificate approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to incorporate the Garmin G1000 avionics suite into new single-engine Piper Archer aircraft models available in 2013. Initial fleet customers for the new Garmin G1000-equipped Piper Archers include the Florida Institute of Technology and CAE Oxford Aviation Academy. The Florida Institute of…Read More »

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Piper, Piper Deutschland to Display Aircraft at AERO Friedrichshafen

VERO BEACH, Fla. - April 17, 2013

Piper Aircraft Inc. and Piper Generalvertretung Deutschland are collaborating to display aircraft at the upcoming AERO Friedrichshafen 2013, to be held April 24-27. On display will be a single-engine Piper Meridian turboprop and a twin-engine Piper Seneca V. “Year after year, AERO Friedrichshafen is where serious general aviation buyers congregate from across Europe, the Middle…Read More »

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Piper, ATP Reach Three-Year Fleet Purchase Deal for up to 100 Aircraft

LAKELAND, Fla. - April 10, 2013

Piper Aircraft Inc. and Airline Transport Professionals reached a three-year agreement today at SUN ‘n FUN International Fly In and Expo for the sale of multiple Piper Archer TXs. Piper and ATP jointly made the announcement on the first day of the aviation event here in Lakeland. Airline Transport Professionals (ATP), America’s largest flight school,…Read More »

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CAE Oxford Aviation Academy introduces 35 training aircraft from Piper to its fleet

Lakeland, Fla. - April 9, 2013

Piper Aircraft, Inc. and CAE announced today the introduction of 35 Piper single-engine and twin-engine training airplanes to its CAE Oxford Aviation Academy fleet. The agreement includes firm orders for 22 single-engine Archer TX training airplanes and 13 twin-engine trainers, as well as parts and service. Deliveries will start this spring with 27 of the…Read More »

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Piper Displaying M-Class, Twin Class, Trainer Class at Sun ‘n Fun

VERO BEACH, Fla. - March 27, 2013

Piper Aircraft’s static aircraft display at the 39th Annual Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In & Expo, held in Lakeland, Fla. April 9-14.2013 will feature representative aircraft from the company M-Class, Twin Class and Trainer Class offerings. On display from the company’s Twin Class offerings will be the Piper Seminole. This versatile twin-engine training airplane will complement…Read More »

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Piper Expands its Global Sales Network

VERO BEACH, Fla. - March 19, 2013

Piper Aircraft Inc. has dramatically increased its global sales reach with an unprecedented expansion of its dealer network in 2011 and 2012. “Just in the past two years Piper has added dealers and agents in more than a dozen countries to our sales force, and now the team is positioned on every continent in the…Read More »

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Piper Introduces 3 Display Garmin G1000 in Seneca V Models

AVALON AIRPORT, GEELONG, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA - February 26, 2013

Piper Aircraft Inc. is one of the first manufacturers to adopt the most recent G1000 software supporting a three display avionics suite as standard equipment in new Twin-Class Piper Seneca V aircraft models available in 2013. The announcement was made here today at Airshow 2013, the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition held…Read More »

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Piper Names Jack Mill as V.P., Engineering

VERO BEACH, Fla. - February 19, 2013

Piper Aircraft Inc. has named Jack Mill as Vice President of Engineering, reporting to President and CEO Simon Caldecott. Mill most recently had been leading the Piper Engineering team as VP in an interim role for several months. “Jack brings more than 30 years of aircraft design and engineering experience at Piper and the aerospace…Read More »

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Piper Achieves Higher Revenue, Deliveries in 2012

VERO BEACH, Fla. - February 11, 2013

Piper Aircraft Inc. ended 2012 with increased annual revenue from new aircraft sales of $148,968,967, up more than 13 percent from $131,263,539 in 2011. The revenue increase was a result of a 16 percent rise in new Piper deliveries to 158 aircraft in 2012 from 136 the previous year. “We stabilized the manufacturing and delivery…Read More »

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Piper Exhibits to Automobile Dealers

Vero Beach, Fla. - February 4, 2013

Piper Aircraft will exhibit a cabin mockup of the company’s top-of-the-line Meridian M-Class single-engine aircraft at the 2013 National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo, Feb. 8-11 in Orlando, Fla. “NADA 2013 is an excellent venue to showcase our M-Class airplanes in front of thousands of successful automobile dealers who will gather in Orlando…Read More »

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Piper Names B&C Piper Sales as Italian Sales Agent

VERO BEACH, Fla. - January 28, 2013

Piper Aircraft Inc. recently named B&C Piper Sales as the company’s new aircraft sales agent for Italy. Located at Thiene Airport (LIDH) in Northern Italy close to Venice, B&C Piper Sales is situated in the center of Italian general aviation activities. “B&C Piper Sales is well versed in Italian aircraft sales, maintenance and service operations,”…Read More »

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Piper Strengthens Global Sales Force

VERO BEACH, Fla. - January 16, 2013

Piper Aircraft Inc. is strengthening its worldwide sales organization with an increased focus on direct fleet sales of the company’s Trainer-Class aircraft while continuing to emphasize and expand its global dealer network for the company’s M-Class and Twin-Class lines. “We will have three regional senior sales executives supported by three regional sales managers that will…Read More »

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Piper Names James Funk VP of Operations

VERO BEACH, Fla. - January 15, 2013

Piper Aircraft Inc. has appointed James W. Funk as Vice President of Operations, reporting to President and CEO Simon Caldecott. In his new role, Funk is responsible for aircraft manufacturing operations, production engineering, logistics and quality. “Jim brings nearly 30 years of operations management, manufacturing engineering and program leadership experience to Piper’s senior leadership team,”…Read More »

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Piper Experiences a Smooth 2012, Celebrates 75th Anniversary

VERO BEACH, Fla. - January 9, 2013

Piper Aircraft Inc. performed well during 2012, a year of steadiness and preparation for future growth that also marked the 75th anniversary of the company’s founding. “We stabilized the manufacturing and delivery of new aircraft throughout the year as our initiative to level-load factory production met with success. At the same time our overall aircraft…Read More »

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Piper, Indian River County Reach Agreement

VERO BEACH, Fla. - December 18, 2012

Piper Aircraft Inc. and Florida’s Indian River County have agreed to amend an economic development incentive contract to retain the company’s headquarters and manufacturing operations in Vero Beach. This follows a similar renegotiated agreement reached earlier this month between the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Piper. Company Staying in Indian River County, Surpassed Capital…Read More »

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Piper, State of Florida Amend Incentive Agreement

Vero Beach, Fla. - December 10, 2012

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Piper Aircraft Inc. have agreed to amend an earlier contract to retain the company’s operations in Florida and increase investment in aircraft manufacturing facilities. Company Staying in Florida and Surpassed Capital and R&D Requirements Because the company is staying in Florida and has exceeded by about $30 million…Read More »

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Piper Names Aircraft Dealer for China; Launches Meridian Tour

Vero Beach, Fla. - November 27, 2012

Piper Aircraft named Piper Summit Aircraft China Ltd., Beijing, as the aircraft manufacturer’s authorized dealer in China for sales of new Meridian single-engine turboprop aircraft. The new Piper dealer conducted a number of Meridian demonstrations for potential customers as the airplane flew enroute for display at Air Show China 2012 held this month in Zhuhai….Read More »

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Piper Incorporates Garmin G1000 in Seminole and Archer Models

VERO BEACH, Fla. - November 12, 2012

Piper Aircraft, Inc. is incorporating the Garmin G1000 avionics suite into new twin-engine Piper Seminole and single-engine Piper Archer aircraft models available in 2013.Launch customer for the new Garmin G1000-equipped Pipers is the Florida Institute of Technology.   Piper made the announcement at the company’s 75th anniversary celebration and fly-in here earlier. Garmin’s G1000 is…Read More »

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Piper, Florida Institute of Technology Form Aviation Career Alliance

VERO BEACH, Fla. - November 12, 2012

Piper Aircraft, Inc. and the Florida Institute of Technology have launched a Piper Aviation Career Alliance to educate and provide enhanced vocational opportunities for aviation program graduates as well as graduates from other programs offered through the school. The five-year agreement includes a fleet of new Piper training aircraft for the institute and enhanced career…Read More »

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Piper Unveils Premier Elegance Interiors at NBAA

ORLANDO, Fla. - October 29, 2012

Piper will introduce the improved Premier Elegance interior collection for its top-of-the-line aircraft at the National Business Aviation Association’s 65th Annual Meeting and Convention, held here Oct. 30 through Nov. 1. The Premier Elegance package features decorative soft goods with four new interior décor color options including the dramatic new Glacier, which features porcelain leather…Read More »

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Piper 3rd Quarter Revenue, Deliveries Up Again

VERO BEACH, Fla. - October 25, 2012

During the third quarter of 2012, Piper Aircraft’s new aircraft revenue and deliveries continued to increase.   Piper’s initiative to level-load factory production is reflected in the company’s steady delivery pace for the first three quarters of 2012. Revenue from new aircraft sales through the end of the 2012 third quarter grew to $106.9 million,…Read More »

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Piper Displays Aircraft Outside Convention Center at NBAA

VERO BEACH, Fla. - October 22, 2012

Piper Aircraft Inc. is exhibiting single-engine M-Class business aircraft and a twin-engine Seneca V at the National Business Aviation Association’s 65th Annual Meeting and Convention, held in Orlando from Oct. 30 through Nov. 1. In addition to the M-Class turboprop Meridian and piston-powered M-Class Mirage, the company will display a cabin and cockpit mockup of…Read More »

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Piper, Ferrari Design and Performance on Display Together

VERO BEACH, Fla. - October 11, 2012

Looking for fast cars and even faster airplanes backed by splendid design, breakthrough engineering and legendary heritage? Then the place to be is Palm Springs, Calif., Oct. 10-14 for the Ferrari Club of America’s annual meeting. Sure you will see all manner of Ferrari classics on display, but you will also see a cabin and…Read More »

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Piper’s 75th Anniversary Vero Beach Fly-in Taking Shape

VERO BEACH, Fla. - October 8, 2012

Piper Aircraft and the Piper Cub’s year-long 75th anniversary celebration will culminate with a gala customer fly-in here Nov. 9-11. The fun-filled invitation-only weekend features a welcome reception, vendor exhibits, aircraft static display, customer awards, facility tours, a history lesson from Piper’s official historian, a Piper meet-up and send-off pancake breakfast.   “This celebration is…Read More »

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Piper, Bimini Bay Resort Target Breast Cancer

VERO BEACH, Fla. - October 1, 2012

Piper Aircraft Inc. and Bimini Bay Resort & Marina are sponsoring a chance drawing for private air travel and a weekend stay (2 nights, 3 Days) for two at the luxury Caribbean hotel to benefit the fight against breast cancer.   The promotion is in support of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the exclusive…Read More »

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Piper Delivers 500th Single Engine Turboprop Meridian

VERO BEACH, Fla. - September 25, 2012

Piper Aircraft Inc. recently rolled out the landmark 500th pressurized single-engine turboprop M-Class Meridian to SouthEast Piper for delivery to the aircraft’s new Florida-based owner.   “The milestone delivery of the 500th Piper Meridian, since first delivery in the year 2000, emphasizes its enduring value proposition even during recent periods of economic uncertainty around the…Read More »

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Piper, ATP Reach Agreement for Future Maintenance Data

VERO BEACH, Fla. - September 19, 2012

Piper Aircraft, Inc. (“Piper”) and Aircraft Technical Publishers (“ATP”) announced today that beginning December 5, 2012 access to all Piper maintenance publications and regulatory documents will be available exclusively through the ATP Aviation Hub™ Online Service and ATP’s NavigatorV™Desktop Platform. Until that time, Piper customers can access Piper’s manuals and technical publications through Avantext, Inc.,…Read More »

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Piper Plans Wide Sales Initiative for Next Three Months

VERO BEACH, Fla. - September 10, 2012

Piper Aircraft Inc., in conjunction with its worldwide dealer network, plans to conduct a heavy round of marketing activities and aircraft exhibitions for the remainder of the year.   Fresh from presenting Piper airplanes to customers at August venues in Brazil, South Africa, Singapore, China, and Canada, Piper has scheduled aircraft exhibitions at additional aerospace…Read More »

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Piper Names Aircraft Dealer for Turkey; Exhibits at AIREX in Istanbul

VERO BEACH, Fla. - September 5, 2012

Piper Aircraft appointed BAYMAP Aviation, Ankara, Turkey, as its dealer for new aircraft sales in the Middle Eastern country that spans Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia.   In addition, Piper and BAYMAP will be jointly exhibiting two M-Class aircraft at AIREX 2012 Istanbul Air Show, held here Sept. 6-9 on the General Aviation apron at…Read More »

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Piper Names Beijing-based Sales Manager

VERO BEACH, Fla. - August 7, 2012

Piper Aircraft Inc. named Jeremy Prost, a veteran of aviation in China, as the company’s sales manager for Asia. With a focus of developing Piper sales in China, Prost will be based in Beijing and report to Piper Director of Global Fleet Sales Chuck Glass.   “With his extensive aerospace experience in China, Jeremy Prost…Read More »

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Piper’s Deliveries, Revenue Continue Rise in First Half 2012

OSHKOSH, Wis. - July 23, 2012

Piper Aircraft continued to increase new aircraft deliveries and grow revenues during the first half of 2012, sustaining a solid upward performance trajectory for the past two and a half years.   During the second quarter of 2012, ended June 30, Piper delivered 39 new aircraft contributing $37,423,010 in revenue. That was up 18 percent…Read More »

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Piper, Pratt & Whitney Canada Sign 10-Year Agreement

OSHKOSH, Wis. - July 23, 2012

Piper Aircraft, Inc. has reached a 10-year agreement with Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) for the continuing purchase of PT6A-42A turboprop engines to power Piper’s flagship aircraft, the single-engine M-Class Meridian. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.   Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott announced the accord at a news conference on the…Read More »

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Piper Launches Seneca V Demo Tour from Oshkosh

VERO BEACH, Fla. - July 23, 2012

EAA AirVenture 2012 will be the launch site for a multi-state demonstration tour for the Piper Seneca V, a twin-engine turbocharged aircraft that is larger yet less expensive to buy and operate than its nearest high-performance competitor.   “For well under a million dollars, the Seneca V gives you a turbocharged twin that has higher…Read More »

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Piper Celebrates 75th Anniversary During AirVenture 2012

OSHKOSH, Wisc. - July 23, 2012

Piper Aircraft Inc. is celebrating the company’s and the Piper Cub’s 75th Anniversary all week during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012, July 23-29. Additionally, the company is exhibiting its single-engine M-Class lineup and several twin-engine aircraft along with the famed Piper Cub, which launched the company in 1937.   Aircraft on Display at Oshkosh In addition…Read More »

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Piper to Display Special Aircraft at Oshkosh AirVenture

Vero Beach, Florida - July 22, 2012

Piper Aircraft Inc. will display a number of exceptional aircraft during 2013 AirVenture Oshkosh, July 29 – Aug. 4. Included in the Piper static exhibit, booth numbers 140-145 and 156- 161, will be the Team Chambliss Piper Meridian, a milestone 800th Piper Mirage, two G1000 equipped Piper Twin Class aircraft and a special Piper Archer…Read More »

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Piper Names Aircraft Dealer for Republic of Korea

VERO BEACH, Fla. - July 10, 2012

Piper Aircraft named Korea Business Air Service Co., Ltd. as the company dealer for new aircraft sales in the Republic of Korea. The South Korean market is the latest addition to the growing international network of Piper Aircraft dealers.   “As Piper re-enters the Korean marketplace, we are delighted to appoint Su-dong Lim and Korea…Read More »

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Piper Completes Vero Beach Paint Shop Construction Project

VERO BEACH, Fla. - June 29, 2012

Piper Aircraft, Inc. recently completed a major upgrade to the company’s aircraft painting facilities at its Vero Beach manufacturing campus and world headquarters. “The upgrades give us state-of-the-art paint and sanding booth systems to improve the quality and durability of our paint finishes on new aircraft while also providing a safer work environment for our…Read More »

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Piper Sells Another European Meridian at Cannes AirShow

VERO BEACH, Fla. - June 12, 2012

Building on a robust first half of 2012 in Europe, Piper Aircraft Inc. and Winters Aviation sold the tenth new M-Class single-engine aircraft for delivery into the continent this year. The latest transaction, involving a M-Class Meridian single-engine turboprop, was completed this past week during the Salon de l’Aviation Générale de Cannes at Cannes-Mandelieu Airport…Read More »

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Piper Seminoles Get Air Conditioning Upgrades

VERO BEACH, Fla. - May 29, 2012

Piper Aircraft, Inc. is adding the Kelly Aerospace ThermaCool air conditioning system to new 2012 twin-engine Piper Seminoles and making the system available via retrofit for the Seminole fleet.   Kelly Aerospace Thermal Systems, LLC and Piper worked collaboratively on the FAA-approved Supplemental Type Certificate and made the announcement jointly today.   “The field-installable kit…Read More »

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Piper Exhibits at Salon de l’Aviation Générale de Cannes

VERO BEACH, Fla. - May 22, 2012

Piper Aircraft Inc. and Winters Aviation, its authorized aircraft dealer in France and Belgium, will exhibit three M-Class single-engine turboprop Meridians at the 6th Cannes International General Aviation Exhibition June 7-9 at Cannes-Mandelieu Airport (LFMD). “Piper is looking forward to working in partnership with Winters Aviation at the Cannes AirShow, the only pure general aviation…Read More »

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Piper Aircraft European Sales Stronger Than Anticipated

VERO BEACH, Fla. - May 7, 2012

Piper Aircraft dealers in Europe have noted a sales trend toward new, more fuel-efficient business aircraft. “We are seeing more buyers opt for new, more fuel-efficient aircraft as they downsize from twin- engine aircraft,” said Peter Winters, General Manager of Winters Aviation, with Piper sales responsibility in France and Belgium. “At the same time they…Read More »

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Piper Aircraft Continues Growth in Deliveries, Revenue

VERO BEACH, Fla. - May 1, 2012

Piper Aircraft Inc. grew its new aircraft deliveries and sales revenue during the first quarter of 2012, ended March 31. First quarter 2012 performance continued a positive trend set in the first quarters of 2010 and 2011 when Piper significantly increased new aircraft market share in a declining overall market. Airplane deliveries increased more than…Read More »

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Piper Completes Delivery of 18-aircraft Indonesian Fleet

VERO BEACH, Fla. - April 18, 2012

Piper Aircraft Inc. completed delivery this week of 18 Piper Warrior training aircraft to Sekolah Tinggi Penerbang Indonesia, the government flight school at Budiarto Airport in Curug, Indonesia. Sekolah Tinggi Penerbang Indonesia (STPI) educates pilots under the auspices of the Ministry of Transportation for the Republic of Indonesia.   “This large fleet purchase will enable Indonesia…Read More »

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Piper Exhibits at AERO Friedrichshafen 2012

VERO BEACH, Fla. - April 11, 2012

Continuing its globalization initiatives Piper Aircraft Inc. will again exhibit a major portion of its training and business aircraft line at AERO Friedrichshafen, April 18-21.   “AERO Friedrichshafen is a serious venue for reaching customers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa,” said Enrico Evers, Piper Regional Sales Director, EMEA. The trade show on the…Read More »

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Piper Adds Dealer in Central America

VERO BEACH, Fla. - April 9, 2012

Piper Aircraft Inc. has named Duran Aviation, Inc. as distributor for its new airplane sales in Central America. Duran Aviation is a part of Company Consultenos, S.A., which is a family-owned company that is involved in several areas, including automotive, golfing, and real estate.   With hangar facilities at International Airport Marcos A. Gelabert (MPMG),…Read More »

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Piper Aircraft – Services Business Unit Wins Submarine Work

VERO BEACH, Fla. - March 20, 2012

Piper Aircraft Services – Manufacturing has received a contract for approximately $90,000 in machined parts from Triton Submarines LLC, also of Vero Beach. The contract calls for complex multi-axis machined parts destined for Triton’s submersibles.   Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott said, “We are very pleased that Triton Submarines chose Piper for this important…Read More »

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Piper Ends 2011 with Higher Revenue & Top-end Deliveries

VERO BEACH, Fla. - February 21, 2012

Piper Aircraft Inc. ended 2011 with increased revenue from new aircraft sales of $131.2 million, up more than nine percent from $120.2 million a year ago. The increase was fueled primarily by a favorable mix of Piper’s flagship single-engine Meridian turboprop deliveries in 2011. Piper delivered 32 new top-end Meridians in 2011 compared with 25…Read More »

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Piper Adds South American Dealer in Chile

VERO BEACH, Fla. - February 8, 2012

Piper Aircraft, Inc. has named a distributor for its new airplane sales in Chile. Eagle South America S.A., located near Santiago at the Aérodromo de Chicureo and headed by General Manager Martin Andrés Busquets, will handle Piper sales in the South American country.   “With more than 350 airports and 6,435 km (3,999 miles) of…Read More »

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Piper Names Sales Representative for the Netherlands

VERO BEACH, Fla. - January 30, 2012

Piper Aircraft Inc. named Piper Netherlands, at Teuge International Airport, as the company’s sales representative in the Western European country. Its affiliate, Stella Aviation Maintenance, is responsible for parts and service.   “We are pleased to add Piper Netherlands to our sales network in Europe,” said Piper Head of Global Sales and Business Development Drew…Read More »

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Piper’s Singapore Airshow Presence Reflects Pac Rim Opportunities

VERO BEACH, Fla. - January 23, 2012

Piper Aircraft is sending a senior group of sales executives to the Singapore Airshow, Feb. 14-19 at the Changi Exhibition Centre adjacent to the Changi Airport. Heading the company delegation from the company’s Vero Beach headquarters will be Piper Head of Global Sales and Business Development Drew McEwen.   Joining him from Piper’s Brunei sales…Read More »

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PIPER DELIVERS M-CLASS AIRCRAFT INTO AUSTRALIA

VERO BEACH, Fla. - December 19, 2011

Piper Aircraft Inc. delivered a new 2012 pressurized single-engine Piper Mirage to an Australian manufacturer on Dec. 15.   The airplane has been purchased by Pressfast Industries, Pty Ltd, an Australian-owned company situated in the East of Victoria that produces high volume pressed metal products. Pressfast Industries manufactures automotive, commercial and domestic metal pressings and…Read More »

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Piper Aircraft Appoints Aftermarket Business Director

VERO BEACH, Fla. - December 14, 2011

  Vero Beach, Fla., Dec. 14, 2011 – Piper Aircraft, Inc., named aircraft customer support executive Wes Norris as Director of Aftermarket Business.   Norris joins Piper after a 31-year career at Hawker Beechcraft Corp. and leads Piper’s aftermarket business development office in Vero Beach, working with customers and dealers throughout the world.   “Norris’ mission…Read More »

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Piper Names Two Executives to Leadership Roles

VERO BEACH, Fla. - December 12, 2011

Vero Beach, Fla., Dec. 12, 2011 – Piper Aircraft Inc. named two seasoned executives to lead the company’s sales, customer support and marketing programs. Both will report to Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott.   Drew McEwen will become Head of Global Sales and Business Development, responsible for the company’s worldwide dealer network, regional sales…Read More »

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Piper Aircraft – Services Business Unit Leaders Named

VERO BEACH, Fla. - December 7, 2011

Vero Beach, Fla., Dec. 07, 2011 – Piper Aircraft Inc. has named seasoned aerospace executives to head its new Piper Aircraft – Services business unit dedicated to performing manufacturing, engineering and technical services for other companies. Piper Aircraft – Manufacturing Services and Piper Aircraft – Engineering Services will provide professional services to companies primarily involved…Read More »

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Piper Delivers Twin-Engine Trainers to China

Vero Beach, Fla. - November 29, 2011

Piper Aircraft Inc. will deliver the last of seven twin-engine Piper Seminole advanced training aircraft to the Civil Aviation Flight University of China this December. While neither organization is disclosing the fleet purchase price, the retail value of seven new Seminole aircraft totals nearly $4.2 million. Under the jurisdiction of the General Administration of Civil…Read More »

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Piper’s South American Support Network Bolstered by Horizontal de Aviación

Vero Beach, Fla. - November 28, 2011

Piper Aircraft’s global customer support network has been strengthened with the addition of well-respected Horizontal de Aviación S.A.S. at the El Dorado International Airport in Bogota, Colombia as an approved Piper Service Center.   Horizontal de Aviación and Global Wings LLC, Boca Raton, Fla., Piper’s dealer in Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and the Caribbean, have entered…Read More »

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Piper Begins Deliveries of Indonesian Fleet

VERO BEACH, Fla. - November 17, 2011

Piper Aircraft Inc. recently delivered the first six of an 18-unit fleet order for Piper Warrior training aircraft to Sekolah Tinggi Penerbang Indonesia, the government flight school at Budiarto Airport in Curug, Indonesia. Sekolah Tinggi Penerbang Indonesia (STPI) educates pilots under the auspices of the Ministry of Transportation for the Republic of Indonesia. On hand for…Read More »

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Piper Aircraft’s Third Quarter Deliveries, Revenue Continue Upward Path

Vero Beach, Fla. - November 7, 2011

During the third quarter of 2011, Piper Aircraft Inc. continued to outpace the higher aircraft deliveries and improving revenue performance that the company achieved during the same period a year ago. Revenue from new aircraft sales through the end of the third quarter grew to $92.5 million, compared with $77.6 million during the same period…Read More »

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PIPER DISPLAYS SINGLE-ENGINE BUSINESS AIRCRAFT LINE AT NBAA

Las vegas, Nev. - October 4, 2011

Piper Aircraft Inc. is exhibiting its single-engine business aircraft product line and a mockup of its new Altaire business jet at the 2011 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Annual Meeting and Convention held here Oct. 10 through Oct. 12. Piper will exhibit its M-Class business aircraft at a special outdoor static display area that provides…Read More »

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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…Read More »

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PIPER MERIDIAN FLEET RECEIVES APPROVAL TO OPERATE ON UNPAVED RUNWAYS

HOT SPRINGS, Va. - September 16, 2011

 Piper Aircraft Inc. has received fleetwide approval from the Federal Aviation Administration permitting owners and operators of Piper Meridian single-engine turboprop business aircraft to operate from unpaved runways. The announcement was made today at the 2011 Malibu/Mirage Owners & Pilots Association (MMOPA) Fly-In Convention held here in Hot Springs. Previously the Meridian had been limited…Read More »

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PIPER AIRCRAFT INCREASES TOP-OF-THE-LINE DELIVERIES, AIRCRAFT REVENUE IN FIRST HALF

VERO BEACH, Fla. - August 4, 2011

Piper Aircraft Inc. grew its overall billings, and total deliveries of its banner Meridian, Matrix and Mirage single-engine aircraft series, during the first six months of 2011, ended June 30. The company recorded $57,300,885 in new aircraft billings over the first six months of the year, up nearly 16 percent from the first six months…Read More »

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PIPER NAMES SIM AVIATION AS RUSSIAN DEALER FOR NEW AIRCRAFT SALES

Geneva, Switzerland - May 19, 2011

Piper Aircraft Inc. has named Sim Aviation, based in Russia’s Krasnodar region as the company’s new aircraft dealer for all of Russia. The announcement was made here at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) where Piper and its dealers are meeting with the European business aviation community. “Sim Aviation sales professionals are on…Read More »

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PIPER AIRCRAFT MOMENTUM BUILDS IN FIRST QUARTER OF 2011

VERO BEACH, Fla. - May 9, 2011

Vero Beach, Fla., May 9, 2011 – Piper Aircraft Inc. continued the company’s upward performance trend in the first quarter of 2011 by significantly growing new aircraft billings and delivering substantially more of its flagship single-engine Meridian turboprops during the three months ended March 31.   First quarter 2011 new aircraft billings were $26,159,703, more…Read More »

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PIPER DELIVERS WARRIORS TO FARMINGDALE STATE COLLEGE

Vero Beach, Fla. - May 4, 2011

Piper Aircraft Inc. recently delivered two new Piper Warrior aircraft to Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale, New York. In addition, the college which is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system plans to purchase a new Piper Arrow. The nearly $1 million purchase of the three aircraft will expand Farmingdale’s learning fleet to…Read More »

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PIPER OFFERS ARCHER LX READY, SET, FLY TRAINING PROGRAM

LAKELAND, Fla. - March 29, 2011

Piper Aircraft Inc. is offering new Archer LX customers their own private pilot training in about three concentrated weeks at Vero Beach Municipal Airport. The Piper Ready, Set, Fly program helps new aircraft owners learn to fly safely and efficiently, and promotes growth in general aviation by encouraging people to become pilots. The Ready, Set,…Read More »

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PIPER NAMES GLOBAL WINGS AS NEW AIRCRAFT DEALER IN CARIBBEAN & PARTS OF SOUTH AMERICA

LAKELAND, Fla. - March 29, 2011

Piper Aircraft Inc. named Global Wings LLC as its new aircraft dealer for the Caribbean and portions of South America, including Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. Global Wings President Nick Schneider said, “We have already eagerly begun to sell Piper aircraft throughout the region. The airplanes built by Piper are very well suited for many business…Read More »

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PIPER PLANS ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW PRIVATE PILOT TRAINING PROGRAM, CARIBBEAN DEALER AT SUN ‘N FUN

VERO BEACH, Fla. - March 22, 2011

Piper Aircraft Inc. plans to display a number of aircraft from its single-engine and multi-engine line at the Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland, Fla. beginning March 29. The company will also use the iconic fun flying venue to provide details about its Ready, Set, Fly private pilot training program and announce…Read More »

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PIPER APPOINTS NATIONAL AIRWAYS CORP. AS AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA

VERO BEACH, Fla. - March 9, 2011

Piper Aircraft Inc. has appointed National Airways Corp. (NAC) as the company’s Authorized Dealer for Sub-Saharan Africa, effective immediately. NAC, through its wholly owned subsidiary 43 Air School, is the largest Piper fleet operator in Africa. “NAC’s proven expertise with the Piper product line, its Piper fleet experience and proven aviation success in Africa makes…Read More »

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PIPER APPOINTS AUSTRALIAN SALES AGENT; EXHIBITS AIRCRAFT AT AVALON 2011

AVALON AIRPORT, Australia - March 2, 2011

 Piper Aircraft Inc. has named Piper Australia Aircraft Sales Pty Ltd, Melbourne, as the company’s new aircraft sales agent for the Commonwealth of Australia. Piper Australia Aircraft Sales is an associate company of Moorabbin Flying Services; with an all-Piper fleet, MFS is one of the best flying schools in Australia. Piper Aircraft made the announcement…Read More »

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PIPER GROWS MARKET SHARE, BILLINGS, NEW AIRCRAFT DELIVERIES IN 2010

VERO BEACH, Fla. - February 22, 2011

Piper Aircraft Inc. significantly increased its new aircraft market share, billings and deliveries during 2010, highlighted by the company’s performance in the pilot training sector. And for the first time in recent Piper history, international exports accounted for more than half of the company’s volume by deliveries and dollars. For the year 2010, Piper delivered…Read More »

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Piper Welcomes Brunei Ambassador to the United States

VERO BEACH, Fla. - February 10, 2011

Piper Aircraft Inc. will welcome the Ambassador to the United States from Brunei Darussalam to the company’s Vero Beach manufacturing campus on Thursday, Feb. 10. Brunei Ambassador Dato Paduka Haji Yusoff Haji Abdul Hamid will be in Vero Beach visiting Piper facilities to demonstrate his country’s long-term commitment to Piper Aircraft Inc. “We are so…Read More »

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Piper Delivers Fleet to Qatar Aeronautical College

VERO BEACH, Fla. - January 24, 2011

Piper Aircraft Inc. delivered 14 new aircraft during December to Qatar Aeronautical College, a leading Arabic Gulf provider of airline pilot training. The fleet sale consists of four Piper Seneca Vs and 10 Piper Archer IIIs.   Qatar Aeronautical College’s Pilot Training Division is updating its current fleet, which consists of a number of Piper…Read More »

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PIPER NAMES CUTTER AVIATION AS NEW AIRCRAFT DEALER FOR SOUTHERN CALIF.

VERO BEACH, Fla. - January 20, 2011

Piper Aircraft Inc. has appointed Cutter Piper Sales, Carlsbad, Calif., as Piper’s dealer for new aircraft sales in Southern California. Cutter Piper Sales is a division of Cutter Aviation headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz. The appointment is effective immediately. “Our experience with Cutter Aviation as our dealer in the southwestern United States has been superb,” said…Read More »

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Piper Moves Business Plan Forward in 2010

VERO BEACH, Fla. - January 3, 2011

This past year, Piper Aircraft Inc. significantly strengthened its position as a global airplane manufacturer. “During 2010, the first full year since Imprimis acquired Piper, the company made memorable and notable progress in a number of important areas,” said Piper CEO Geoffrey Berger. “We delivered considerably more aircraft, introduced and stepped up development of an…Read More »

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