VERO BEACH, Fla. – Oct. 14, 2014 – Piper Aircraft will concentrate its entire presence at Orlando Executive Airport for the 2014 National Business Aviation Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention. On static display will be two signature, top-of-the-line Piper M-Class single-engine business aircraft, the Piper Meridian and Piper Mirage, and the Twin-Class Piper Seneca V.
“We decided to focus our presence at NBAA at Orlando Exec this year because that’s where committed buyers go to examine available aircraft. As the business aviation economy picks up, we expect the NBAA airport to be a busy place,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott.
“The aircraft we will have on display – the Piper Meridian, Mirage and Seneca V – are popular cabin-class business aircraft with relatively low acquisition and operation costs. The number of Piper airplanes being flown by Part 91 operators has increased as business flight departments are making decisions to move to more economical Pipers from aircraft that are more expensive to acquire and operate,” Caldecott added.
About Piper M-Class
M-Class aircraft offer Piper performance and safety in 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 Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A 500 hp 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 the Piper 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 350 hp engine and has a 213 KTAS / 395 km/h max cruise speed and a range of 1,343 nm / 2,487 km. Equipped with the Garmin G1000 avionics suite, the Mirage starts at $1,100,450.
About the Piper Seneca V
The Twin-Class Seneca V 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. Equipped with the Garmin G1000, it starts at $1,011,300.
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– offers 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, Archer DX, 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.