Piper Aircraft Inc. and Winters Aviation, its authorized aircraft dealer in France and Belgium, will exhibit two top-of-the-line M-Class single-engine aircraft and a twin-engine Seneca V at the 7th Cannes International General Aviation Exhibition June 5-8 at Cannes-Mandelieu Airport (LFMD).

“Piper will be working with Winters Aviation, our dealer, at the air show on the French Riviera,” said Piper Director of Marketing and Communications Jackie Carlon, who will represent Piper along with Regional Sales Director- EMEA, Enrico Evers at the French event. “We are looking forward to visiting with prospective customers from across the south of Europe at the only general aviation exhibition in France.”

Piper will display a Piper Meridian turboprop and a pressurized piston-powered Piper Mirage at the exhibition. Piper’s M-Class series aircraft have made a strong showing in Europe as Europeans buy more fuel-efficient business aircraft. The company and Winters will also show a Seneca V, a twin-engine piston-powered aircraft.

“As economic pressures increase, more French and European buyers are opting for selecting single-engine and new fuel-efficient aircraft to replace larger twin-engine airplanes,” said Peter Winters, general manager of Winters Aviation. “With Piper’s wide-ranging product offerings, our customers can have cabin-class travel on a reduced budget.”

About the 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 and has a 260 KTAS / 482 km/h max cruise speed with a range of 1,000 nm / 1,885 km., and equipped with the Garmin G1000 avionics suite.

About the Mirage

The Piper Mirage is a single-engine pressurized piston that seats six with club seating. 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. and equipped with the Garmin 1000 avionics suite.

About the Piper Seneca V

The Piper Seneca is powered by two Continental Turbocharged TSIO-360-RB engines generating 220 hp each. The configuration of multiple entry and baggage doors with the comfort of a cabin-class interior makes the Piper Seneca V the perfect business tool which is equipped with three-screen Garmin G1000 avionics suite.
About Winters Aviation
Winters Aviation was founded in 1996. With headquarters at Antwerp Airport, the company has extensive knowledge and expertise in aircraft sales, maintenance and aviation consulting. In 2007, Winters Aviation was appointed as a dealer of Piper aircraft for Belgium, following two years later with addition of the French territory. Winters is also a Part 145 Maintenance Organization.


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