Piper Aircraft will exhibit M-Class, Twin Class and Trainer Class aircraft at the 40th Annual SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In & Expo, held in Lakeland, Fla. April 1-6. Piper’s static display will be in the manufacturers’ display area, along the walkway to the announcers stand in the northernmost exhibit area just south of the runway, MD-018C/ MD-019B.

“Piper will be at Florida’s SUN ‘n FUN in force once again this year,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “This venue gives Florida’s general aviation capabilities community an opportunity to shine and Piper is very pleased to display our product line and be a part of the milestone 40th year of the event.”

On display will be the company’s top-of-the line single-engine Meridian turboprop and single-engine unpressurized piston-powered Matrix from the company’s M-Class lineup. The Twin Class offering will be the Seneca V and the Trainer Class airplane on static display will be the Archer.

In addition, Piper will bring a selection of Piper branded merchandise from the company’s Vero Beach Pilot Shop. Included will be apparel, headgear, gifts and office accessories. For Piper enthusiasts who want to order merchandise in advance, go to piperpilotshop.com.

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 prime example of when performance meets efficiency. The Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A turboprop engine allows for notable speed and agility, with 500 horses pulling passengers to altitude with ease. Holding the title of both lowest fuel burn and lowest acquisition cost in its class, the Piper Meridian is an unmatched value.

About the Piper Matrix
The unpressurized Piper Matrix presents the perfect step up from any four-place aircraft. With an attractive airstair door entrance and the largest cabin volume in its class, the Matrix projects sophistication. Once in the air, the 350 HP dual turbocharged engine continues to step up the game by producing high performance numbers sure to satisfy any pilot’s mission.

About the Piper Seneca V
The Piper Seneca V is a powerful twin-engine aircraft, boasting several prominent differences compared to its piston-twin competitors. It has the highest single-engine service ceiling in its class, displays a standard three-screen G1000 panel, provides a visibly wider cabin, and all this for a significantly less acquisition and operating cost than the competition.

About the Piper Archer
The Piper Archer has been, and continues to be, the perfect gateway to launching flying careers all over the world. With a 180 HP Lycoming engine and an advanced Garmin G1000 avionics suite, the Archer is a durable and reliable aircraft for both teaching and cross-country flying. It also offers numerous options and upgrades, such as the stylish LX package, ready for private pilots or flight schools.

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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Piper Aircraft, Inc.
For further information, contact:  Jackie Carlon
Phone: +1 (772) 299-2900
Fax: +1 (772) 978-6585
Mail to: Jackie.Carlon@piper.com