Vero Beach, FL., May 5, 2024 – At Aero Friedrichshafen, Piper Aircraft, Inc. and Authorized Piper Dealer, Flying Smart Aero, announced the appointment of Troyes Aviation as the Approved Piper Service Center in France. Founded in 1973 by Françoise Horiot and transferred to new ownership in 2023, Troyes Aviation is a fully-owned subsidiary of JGH SAS and the sister Company of JG AVIATION, the Authorized Pilatus Service Centre for France.

“Flying Smart is proud to add Troyes Aviation to our established network of approved service centers, covering France,” stated David Fabry, Dealer Principal at Flying Smart. “With its convenient location and expertise, this will facilitate maintenance for the French Piper fleet from the Archer up to the new M700 FURY.”

Over the past 50 years, Troyes Aviation has built a reputation for its flawless service delivery and the innovative approach of its leadership, ensuring a competitive edge in the premium general aviation market. The management’s commitment to continuous innovation includes maintaining the latest aircraft models, providing ongoing training for their staff, and leading their operations in a dynamic, pragmatic, and human-centered manner, always prioritizing client satisfaction.

“We are excited to grow our worldwide service provider network with the addition of Troyes Aviation. Our goal is to provide customers and owners with exceptional ownership experience, ensuring they have the technical support and expertise needed to maintain their aircraft” said Ron Gunnarson, VP of Sales, Marketing & Customer Support at Piper Aircraft. “We are always looking for ways to innovate and support customers around the globe, and are grateful to Flying Smart and David Fabry for forming this new service center partnership.”

About Piper Aircraft

Piper Aircraft Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fl., offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single and twin-engine aircraft and is the first general aviation aircraft manufacturer in the world to certify Garmin Autoland. The single-engine M-Class series, the M700 FURY, M500, and M350, offers businesses and individuals elegant performance, value and a superior ownership experience. The Personal Class, Archer LX and Archer DLX balance proven performance, efficiency, and simplicity in a piston-powered aircraft. The Trainer Class Pilot 100i, Archer TX, Archer DX, and Seminole 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. To learn more about Piper Aircraft, visit the company’s website at

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