VERO BEACH, FL. March 7, 2023 – Today, Piper Aircraft announced that factory tours have resumed at their Vero Beach, FL headquarters. Tours have been postponed since 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but now Piper is excited to once again welcome the local community back for an in-depth look at their production line.

Piper Aircraft currently manufactures nine different aircraft models, including the flagship M600/SLS, turboprop M500, pressurized piston M350, multi engine Seminole, venerable Archer family (TX, LX, DX, DLX), and value trainer Pilot 100i. Each of these models are engineered, manufactured, and certified at Piper’s Vero Beach headquarters, where Piper has built aircraft since the late 1950s.

“It’s rare for a production facility like ours to open their doors to the public, but as one of the largest employers in Indian River County, we believe it’s important for our community to see what we do here each day,” said Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Customer Support Ron Gunnarson. “With over 85 years of stellar manufacturing experience, we hope our community will take the opportunity to see what we offer not only locally, but to the aviation industry at large.”

Factory tours are complimentary and are available every Tuesday and Thursday beginning March 7th, 2023 at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. The two-hour walking tour takes patrons through the manufacturing facilities at Piper, providing an in-depth look at their advanced production line. Tours will also give attendees the opportunity to visit the on-site Piper Pilot Shop, filled with exclusive Piper merchandise available for purchase. Manufacturing area tours are currently open to those ages 16 and older; and children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the tour.

For more information on Piper factory tours or to reserve a spot on your tour, visit, call 772-299-2800, or email

About Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., 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 M600SLS, M500, and M350 – offers businesses and individual’s 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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Piper Aircraft
For further information, contact:
Alba Walcott
Phone: +1 (772) 299-2835
Fax: +1 (772) 978-6585