Vero Beach, Fla., Jan. 23, 2012 - Piper Aircraft is sending a senior group of sales executives to the Singapore Airshow, Feb. 14-19 at the Changi Exhibition Centre adjacent to the Changi Airport. Heading the company delegation from the company's Vero Beach headquarters will be Piper Head of Global Sales and Business Development, Drew McEwen.
Joining him from Piper's Brunei sales offices will be Piper Director of Global Fleet Sales, Chuck Glass, Director of Sales Asia Pacific, Dana Cox and General Manager of Piper Asia, Alex Omar; all are located at Piper's Brunei sales offices. The group has achieved recent gains in selling aircraft into the Asia Pacific area and is anticipating more opportunities with the diverse economies of the region.
"We have seen the Piper fleet grow incrementally in the Pacific Rim just since the Singapore air show in 2010, and this is exemplified by our recent sales to a number of pilot training providers in the region," McEwen said. "One in six new airplanes we build is being purchased by Pacific Rim countries and we would like to see these sales grow even more. That is the primary reason we are taking this opportunity to focus our sales presence in this important region at the Singapore Airshow." Piper is exhibiting at Booth V63.
Recent Fleet Sales
Since the Singapore 2010 air show, Piper activity in the Pacific Rim has resulted in nearly 50 fleet training sales.
10 Piper Seminoles to China
Piper has sold 10 twin-engine Piper Seminole advanced training aircraft to the Civil Aviation Flight University of China.
18 Piper Warriors to Indonesia
Piper delivered the first six of an 18-unit fleet order for Piper Warrior training aircraft to Sekolah Tinggi Penerbang Indonesia, the government flight school at Budiarto Airport in Curug, Indonesia.
15 Fleet Aircraft to Australia
Australian Airline Pilot Academy received eight Piper Warrior IIIs and two Piper Seminoles. In addition, the Aviation Training Academy Australia has taken delivery of three Seminoles and Oxford Aviation Academy has ordered two Seminoles for its Moorabbin training center.
12 Pipers to Malaysia
Asia Pacific Flight Training, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, received 10 Piper Warrior IIIs and two Piper Seminoles.
2 Piper Seminoles to South Korea
Hanseo University, located at Mount Gaya, adjacent to Seosan City in Chungchung Namdo Province in South Korea, received two Piper Seminoles.
About Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft, Inc. is headquartered in Vero Beach, Florida. A global force in aviation, Piper is an investment of the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Brunei. The company offers efficient single-engine and twin-engine trainer, personal and business aircraft. With economical acquisition and operating costs, Piper airplanes deliver the best value available today and into the future. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.
Piper Aircraft Inc. has named WingsOverAsia Pte. Ltd., as its dealer for the sales of new aircraft in a large portion of Asia, encompassing Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
As the company firmly level-loaded increased aircraft production and deliveries, it continued to globally expand its dealer network.
While fourth quarter and full-year Piper deliveries will not be announced until February 2011, production activity during 2010 was up by more than 75 percent compared to 2009.
Piper has scheduled aircraft exhibitions at additional aerospace venues in Europe, India, China, Mexico, Africa, Japan, and the United States through November 2012.