Piper Aircraft Inc. will deliver the company’s milestone 800th M-Class single-engine pressurized Piper Mirage to Muncie Aviation Company at the 2013 AirVenture Oshkosh, to be held July 29 to Aug. 4 in Oshkosh, Wisc. Muncie Aviation is Piper’s dealer for new aircraft, serving Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and southern Illinois.


“The delivery of the 800th Piper Mirage at AirVenture demonstrates its underlying sound economics and appealing performance,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “Single-engine Piper M-Class reliable aircraft continue to outperform the competition.” The 800th Mirage will be on display at Piper’s Oshkosh exhibit, booth numbers 140‐145,156‐161.


Muncie President and Sales Manager Martin Ingram said, “The Piper Mirage delivers on the promise of a large cabin class pressurized aircraft with club seating and the amenities of a twin, while it delivers the economies of a single-engine piston.” Muncie Aviation offers aircrafts sales, service, avionics and parts along with a flight department. It is located at Delaware County Regional Airport in Muncie, Ind.


The six-place Piper Mirage combines the comfort and safety of cabin pressurization with the economy of a piston engine. Mirage cabin altitudes are kept at 5,000 feet for en route comfort. It is powered by the Lycoming TIO-540-AE2A 350hp engine and has a 213 KTAS / 394 km/h max cruise speed with a range of 1,343 nm / 2,491 km. Equipped with the Garmin 1000 avionics suite, its price is an appealing $1,078,875.


About Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft Inc. is headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla. The company 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 Seminole and Seneca V balance proven performance, efficiency and simplicity in twin-engine aircraft. The Trainer Class Archer TX, Arrow, Seneca V and Seminole 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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