Piper Aircraft, Inc. received a Validation of Type Certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for its top-of-the-line M-Class single-engine aircraft; Piper Meridian, Piper Mirage, and Piper Matrix.
On display at the Piper static exhibit in the Main Aircraft Display area 140-145, 156-161 will be the single-engine turboprop Meridian, piston-powered Mirage, and the single-engine Matrix, which comprise the Piper M-Class.
Piper Aircraft Inc. will begin delivering the first of five new Piper Arrow pilot training aircraft to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The airplanes will serve Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach, Fla. campus.
Piper has taken orders for three twin-engine piston-powered Training Class Piper Seminole aircraft from the UND Aerospace Foundation who provides training and aircraft for the UND's John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.
The prototype aircraft, which was test flown to obtain EASA approval, is on display at Piper's Halle A4-121 exhibit April 9-12 during Aero Friedrichshafen. The first deliveries of the Archer DX are expected to begin in Q1 of 2015.
Håkan Svensson, CEO of Aston Harald AB, located in Öckerö, Sweden, accepted delivery of the Piper Meridian, his first aircraft, in ceremonies at Piper's Vero Beach headquarters and manufacturing campus.
Piper named Hebei Yuan'ao Aircraft Manufacturing Co., Ltd., as the company's authorized dealer in China for sales of new Piper Mirage single-engine pressurized aircraft, as well as the Piper Archer TX and Seminole training aircraft.
During 2013 Piper Aircraft Inc. broadened its global footprint through the addition of international dealers and completed transformation of its entire aircraft product line to advanced Garmin avionics.
Piper Aircraft's float in the 2013 Annual Christmas Parade, Ddec. 7, presented by the Oceanside Business Association and Treasure Coast Rotary Club, will be the collection point for the Toys for Tots campaign.
It has delivered an M-Class Piper Meridian to Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) for use as that company's first Piper turboprop for turbine training and crew cross-country experience in its Airline Career Pilot Program.