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 booth.

Airshow China, formally the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition, is the only international aerospace trade show in China endorsed by the Chinese central government. It features aircraft, trade talks, technological exchanges and flying displays.

This is Piper’s first aircraft exhibition in China since the aircraft manufacturer received a Validation of Type Certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for Piper’s top-of-the-line M-Class single-engine aircraft. The Piper M-Class series consists of the Piper Matrix, the pressurized piston-powered Piper Mirage and the turboprop Piper Meridian.

“Piper has been very active in China, especially in the pilot training arena,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “With our most recent M-Class validation we are poised to assist as China continues to develop General Aviation infrastructure and provide easier airway access.”

Piper Aircraft sales representatives in China for the Piper M-Class are Piper Summit Aircraft China Ltd. and Hanxing General Aviation Co., Ltd. In China, Piper Summit in Beijing has exclusive sales rights for the Piper Meridian and Hanxing General Aviation Co. in Zhuhai has exclusive sales rights for the Piper Matrix.

About Piper M-Class Aircraft
M-Class aircraft offer Piper performance and safety in a proven airframe that has been an industry standard for years. Three refined derivatives comprise the full line: the Meridian, the Mirage and the Matrix. Each product fits its own niche and price point, and each aircraft provides a seamless step-up to the next level. Created to maximize the private travel experience, the M-Class line balances performance, efficiency and simplicity.

About the Piper Matrix
The Piper Matrix is a single-engine unpressurized piston that seats six with club seating. It is powered by the Lycoming TIO-540-AE2A 350hp engine and has a 213 ktas / 395 km/h max cruise speed and a range of 1,343 nm / 2,487 km. Equipped with the Garmin G1000 avionics suite, the Matrix starts at $939,950 USD.

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


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