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 with thousands of auto executives from throughout the world to promote our M-Class airplanes,” said Piper Vice President of Sales and Marketing Drew McEwen.
“With annual new car sales growing each year and as the vehicle market begins to re-normalize this is a good time for our dealers to meet with the auto dealers who are always looking for efficient air transportation.”
The NADA Convention & Expo is the automotive industry event of the year and the world’s largest international gathering place for franchised new-vehicle dealers. The convention offers dealers a chance to meet face-to-face with executives of major auto manufacturers and features hundreds of exhibitors displaying the latest equipment, services and technologies and affords attendees access to dozens of workshops with the industry’s best trainers. The 2014 NADA Convention & Expo will take place at the New Orleans Convention Center.
About Piper M-Class Aircraft
M-Class aircraft offer Piper performance and safety built upon 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 Meridian
The Piper Meridian is a single-engine turboprop that seats six with club seating. It is powered by the P&WC PT6A-42A 500 shp engine, sports a 260 KTAS / 482 km/h max cruise speed and has a range of 1,000 nm / 1,852 km. Equipped with the Garmin G1000 avionics suite, the Meridian starts at $2,219,850.
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 – offer 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, 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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