VERO BEACH, Fla., April 7, 2016 – Piper Aircraft Inc. and Piper Deutschland are collaborating to display aircraft at the upcoming AERO Friedrichshafen 2016, to be held April 20-23. On display will be a single-engine Piper M500 turboprop and the Archer DX powered by the Continental CD-155 diesel engine.
“AERO Friedrichshafen is the leading General Aviation tradeshow in Europe and as such, each year Piper Aircraft is delighted to engage with main decision makers and opinion leaders as well as general aviation enthusiasts. The event generates attendance from areas across Europe, the Middle East and Africa,” said Drew McEwen, Piper’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. The trade show, on the shores of Lake Constance, is the ideal meeting place for the aviation community and the perfect venue to promote Piper’s range of products.”
“Piper Aircraft is happy to partner with Piper Deutschland, our German distributor, for this tremendous event. Their support and efforts on behalf of the Piper brand are instrumental in ensuring that our products are well represented at this event as well as in the European market place” he said.
About the Piper M500
The Piper M500 is a single-engine turboprop that seats six with club seating. It is powered by the Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A 500shp engine, sports a 260 KTAS / 482 km/h max cruise speed and has a max range of 1,000 nm / 1,852 km. Equipped with the Garmin G1000 avionics suite and the most advanced safety features of any aircraft in its class, the M500 starts at $1,998,900.
About Piper Archer DX
Powered by the Continental CD-155 diesel engine, the Archer DX cruises at a speed of 114 KTAS / 211 km/h (at 70% power) on only 5.8 gph / 22 kph of jet fuel. The G1000 avionics is standard and provides a great mix of low workload and high technology. The special flight school interior, and the aircraft overall, is designed to stand up to the rigors of flight training. The Archer DX offers competitive operating economics with a proven airframe perfect for flight training organizations worldwide. The Archer DX starts at $401,000.
About Piper Germany
Piper Deutschland AG, more commonly known as Piper Germany Group, has been in operation since 1968. Operating out of Kassel Airport in the center of Germany and has locations in the United Kingdom and France. Piper Germany operates in three distinct business units: Aircraft Sales, Aircraft Parts and Aircraft Maintenance. The company is also a leading supplier of parts and components to the general aviation industry being the largest distributor of original Piper spare parts in Europe. Piper Germany is a public-traded company listed on the stock exchange employs approximately 60 people and lists various clients, business partners and staff members as shareholders of the company
About Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single- and twin-engine aircraft. The single-engine M-Class series – the M600, M500, M350 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 Warrior, 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.
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