VERO BEACH, Fla. – June 9 , 2014 – Piper Aircraft Inc. and Piper France SARL, the company’s authorized aircraft dealer in France, will exhibit a number of aircraft at the 8th edition of the Cannes International General Aviation Exhibition, to be held June 12-14 at Cannes-Mandelieu Airport (LFMD).
Included in the aircraft exhibition at Cannes will be Piper’s newest aircraft, the diesel powered single-engine Archer DX training aircraft. Piper will also have a twin-engine Seneca V trainer on display, along with two of the company’s top of the line single-engine aircraft, the Piper Meridian turboprop and single-engine pressurized Piper Mirage.
“With the focus this year at Cannes on aeronautical training and student attendance, Piper and Piper France plan to display the diesel-fueled Archer DX, which is currently a very popular attraction while on tour throughout Europe,” said Piper Regional Sales Director- EMEA Enrico Evers. “We are looking forward to meeting with aviators from throughout the area at the premier general aviation exhibition in France.”
About the Piper Archer DX
Powered by the Centurion 2.0S diesel engine, the Archer can cruise at a speed of 114 ktas / 211 km/h (at 70% power) with only 5.8 gph / 22 lph fuel burn. The Centurion can use both Jet-A and diesel fuel and with the two fuels in any mixture ratio. The G1000 avionics system as standard instrumentation provides a mix of low workload and high technology. The special flight school interior, and the aircraft overall, is well suited to stand up to the rigors associated with flight training. The Archer DX offers competitive operating economics with a proven airframe for flight training organizations worldwide.
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 or training aircraft equipped with the three-screen Garmin G1000 avionics suite.
About the Piper Mirage
The Piper Mirage is a step up from four-place aircraft. With a convenient airstair door entrance and large cabin volume, the Mirage projects sophistication and is the only pressurized piston-engine aircraft in production today. The Piper Mirage is powered by a 350 HP dual turbocharged engine and has a 213 ktas cruising speed, as well as the ability to cruise up to 25,000 feet in pressurized comfort. The Piper Mirage was recently named by luxury lifestyle magazine the Robb Report as the “Best of the Best Personal Aircraft for 2014.”
About the Piper 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 Piper France SARL
Located at Aéroport Troyes Barberey, Piper France is a partnership between Troyes Aviation and Piper Generalvertretung Deutschland AG, a Piper Dealer for more than 45 years. Piper France, led by Françoise Horiot, has taken delivery of its first Piper airplane, a new single-engine Piper Mirage, which is debuting at the Cannes Air Show.
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, 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.