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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 interior designed to match the Team Chambliss Edge 540 which will also be on display next to Kirby’s custom M600 and will be flown during the Airshow. Piper’s static display will be in the manufacturers’ exhibit area, booth # MD-9-A.

“Piper will be at Florida’s SUN ‘n FUN in force once again this year,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “This venue allows Florida’s general aviation businesses an opportunity to exhibit and Piper is very pleased to display its product line from the T-Class to the M-Class and be a part of this annual event.”

In addition to the top of the line M600, the company will display the piston powered, pressurized M350 from the company’s M-Class lineup and will showcase its robust Trainer Class offerings, the Archer TX and the twin-engine Seminole – two key members of Piper’s family of training aircraft, which also include the single engine Warrior and the single engine, retractable gear Arrow. Piper Aircraft is the only OEM that offers a full line up of training aircraft.

 

About the Piper M600

The Piper M600 features a new, clean sheet design wing and a sophisticated Garmin G3000 touchscreen-controlled glass flight deck. The M600 seats six and is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A 600shp engine. The aircraft has a maximum cruise speed of 274 ktas/507 km/h, a max range of 1,484 nm / 2,748 km, and a standard useful load of 2,400 lbs. / 1,089 kg. The G3000 avionics suite is the next generation of Garmin architecture, offering the most comprehensive, intuitive, and technologically advanced package on today’s market.

About Piper M350

The Piper M350 is the most capable single-engine piston in production today. It is the only pressurized, six-place, cabin class piston aircraft on the market. With the most advanced safety features available, the M350 uses Garmin G1000 NXi technology along with the GFC 700 and enhanced auto pilot flight control system for the safest, most intuitive flight. Better operating efficiency, increased range, additional payload, and a six cylinder, turbocharged Lycoming TIO-540-AE2A engine are only a few reasons pilots chose this practical and reliable aircraft. The M350 is a constituent of Piper’s trusted and esteemed M-Class line.

About the Piper Archer TX

The Archer TX includes the Garmin G1000 NXi avionics package which incorporates modern processing power that supports faster map rendering and smoother panning throughout the displays. Saving valuable time in the cockpit, the displays initialize within seconds after start-up, providing immediate access to frequencies, flight plan data and more. Also included is the Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) (GRS 77), an Aspen Electronic Standby System (EFD-1000), a solid state 3-axis Magnetometer (GMU 44), Dual IFR Enroute/Approach and WAAS Certified GPS systems and Nav/Comm (16 watt) radios (GIA 63Ws), an Electronic Engine Indication System (EIS), a Mode S Transponder with ADS-B in / out capability (GTX 345), Digital Audio Panel (GMA 1347), Traffic Information Systems (TIS), and Terrain and Obstacle Mapping round out the standard equipment on the TX. The Archer TX comes standard equipped with a 180 hp Lycoming engine, offers 128 ktas / 237 km/h cruise speed. An optional fuel injected Lycoming IO-360-B4A engine is also available.

About the Seminole

The Seminole includes the Garmin G1000 NXi avionics package which incorporates modern processing power that supports faster map rendering and smoother panning throughout the displays. Saving valuable time in the cockpit, the displays initialize within seconds after start-up, providing immediate access to frequencies, flight plan data and more. Also included is the Air Data Computer (GDC 74A), Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) (GRS 77), an Aspen Electronic Standby System (EFD-1000), a solid state 3-axis Magnetometer (GMU 44), Dual IFR Enroute/Approach and WAAS Certified GPS systems and Nav/Comm (16 watt) radios (GIA 63Ws), an Electronic Engine Indication System (EIS), a Mode S Transponder with ADS-B out (GTX 335R), Digital Audio Panel (GMA 1347), Traffic Information Systems (TIS), and Terrain and Obstacle Mapping round out the standard equipment on the TX. The Seminole, equipped with two 180 hp Lycoming engines, has a maximum takeoff weight of 3,800 pounds, a max speed of 162 kts and ceiling of 15,000 feet.

About Piper Aircraft

Piper Aircraft Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single- and twin-engine aircraft. The single-engine M-Class series – the M600, M500, and M350 offers businesses and individuals elegant performance and value. The Twin Class Seneca V and Seminole balance proven performance, efficiency, and simplicity in twin-engine aircraft. The Trainer Class Warrior, Archer TX, Archer DX, Arrow, Seminole and Seneca V aircraft form the most complete technically-advanced line of pilot training aircraft in the world. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

 

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For further information, contact:
Jackie Carlon
Phone: +1 (772) 299-2900
Fax: +1 (772) 978-6585
Mail to: Jackie.Carlon@piper.com
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