Piper, ATP Reach Agreement for Future Maintenance Data

VERO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 19, 2012 - Piper Aircraft, Inc. ("Piper") and Aircraft Technical Publishers ("ATP") announced today that beginning December 5, 2012 access to all Piper maintenance publications and regulatory documents will be available exclusively through the ATP Aviation Hub™ Online Service and ATP's NavigatorV™Desktop Platform. Until that time, Piper customers can access Piper's manuals and technical publications through Avantext, Inc., which will continue to serve as Piper's exclusive distributor of all Piper maintenance publications and regulatory documents until December 4, 2012.

ATP's single integrated solution offers several advantages for users including learning one simple software platform for publication access, daily revision updates to all content, and eliminating the cost of installing and managing software. Maintainers can streamline parts procurement and reduce transcription errors by creating a parts list to be ordered by extracting information directly from the illustrated parts catalog or any technical publication.

"With ATP, Piper maintenance professionals will have access to all of our maintenance publications and the necessary regulatory documents," said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. "ATP Aviation Hub™ subscribers can have immediate, online access to technical publications and Airworthiness Directives. NavigatorV™desktop platform users also can quickly and efficiently download and install new libraries within minutes of purchase."

"Going forward, ATP is pleased to partner with Piper Aircraft to provide these cloud-based services to the thousands of Piper owners, operators and maintainers around the world," said ATP President Rich Marino. "Subscribers will have access to all their pubs through one complete service and always know they are current and ready for the next inspection."

The ATP Aviation Hub™ Online Service offers a wide array of valuable applications to empower users with functionality applicable to their specific aircraft. Delivered over the World Wide Web the ATP Aviation Hub™ Online Service combines innovative technology, industry expertise and expedited information access to promote safety and compliance.

About ATP

ATP (www.atp.com), a global knowledge services company, provides safety and compliance information for the aviation market. Backed by 35+ years of experience, ATP solutions combine innovative technology, industry expertise, and expedited information access and reporting. The company's comprehensive content services and software applications deliver vital knowledge to support the mission critical requirements of manufacturers, mechanics, schools, governments, operators and carriers worldwide.

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.

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