VERO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 22, 2012 - Piper Aircraft Inc. is exhibiting single-engine M-Class business aircraft and a twin-engine Seneca V at the National Business Aviation Association's 65th Annual Meeting and Convention, held in Orlando from Oct. 30 through Nov. 1.
In addition to the M-Class turboprop Meridian and piston-powered M-Class Mirage, the company will display a cabin and cockpit mockup of the top-of-the-line Meridian turboprop which incorporates the latest in interior design refinements for the 2013 models.
For the second consecutive year at NBAA, Piper will locate its airplanes at a special outdoor static display area. The display will be right outside the Orange County Convention Center, directly adjacent to indoor exhibits.
"For under a million dollars, the Seneca V gives you a turbocharged twin that has higher payload, carries more fuel, delivers better performance and efficiency, has a wider, longer cabin, and a single-engine ceiling that is higher than twins which cost $400,000 more," he said . "In addition, the turbo Seneca V has better takeoff and landing performance, especially from hot and high locations." The location, just outside the convention center, will give every NBAA attendee the opportunity to see for themselves the economic advantages of our M-Class single-engine business aircraft and the benefits of twin-engine turbocharged Seneca V," said Drew McEwen, Piper Head of Global Sales and Business Development. He is responsible for the company's worldwide dealer network, regional sales directors and global fleet sales.
About M-Class Aircraft
M-Class aircraft offer Piper performance and safety built upon a proven airframe that has been an industry standard for years. Three refined derivatives comprise the full line: the Meridian, the Mirage and the Matrix. Each product fits its own niche and price point, and each aircraft provides a seamless step-up to the next level. Created to maximize the private travel experience, the M-Class line balances performance, efficiency and simplicity.
About the 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 and a range of 1,000 nm / 1,885 km. The standard equipped list price is $2,133,650, equipped with the Garmin G1000 avionics suite.
About the Mirage
The Piper Mirage is a single engine pressurized piston that seats six with club seating. It is powered by the Lycoming TIO-540-AE2A 350hp engine and has a 213 KTAS / 394 km/h max cruise speed and a range of 1,343 nm / 2,491 km. The standard equipped list price is $1,037,400, equipped with the Garmin 1000 avionics suite.
About the Seneca V
Standard equipped list price with dual Garmin G600 avionics suite is $935,000. The airplane 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.
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.