Piper Unveils Premier Elegance Interiors at NBAA

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct 29, 2012 - Piper will introduce the improved Premier Elegance interior collection for its top-of-the-line aircraft at the National Business Aviation Association's 65th Annual Meeting and Convention, held here Oct. 30 through Nov. 1.

The Premier Elegance package features decorative soft goods with four new interior décor color options including the dramatic new Glacier, which features porcelain leather seating, IZIT leather ermine pearl side panels and a beautiful black textured loop pile Cotswald Exeter carpet. Additionally, the Premier Elegance interior cockpit décor now incorporates a matte black finish on the cockpit avionics panel that is much easier on the pilot's eyes.

The Premier Elegance package is standard on the single-engine Piper Meridian turboprop and will be offered as an option for the single-engine piston powered Matrix and Mirage aircraft beginning in January 2013. Piper will display the Dune color palette in a mockup of the Meridian on exhibit just outside the main entrance to the Orlando Convention Center, site of the NBAA meeting.

"We are excited about these improvements to our signature M-Class lineup of efficient and economical single-engine aircraft," said Piper Head of Global Sales and Business Development Drew McEwen. "Following the significant cabin improvements announced last year at NBAA the M-Class series now boasts tremendous comfort and luxury."

The M-Class improvements announced last year included enhancements for both pilot and passenger comfort, including ease of cockpit access, brighter external LED lighting, better cabin and cockpit sound, improved electrical service and greater air distribution.

About M-Class Aircraft

M-Class aircraft offer Piper performance and safety built upon a proven airframe that has become an industry standard. Three refined derivatives comprise the full line: the Meridian, the Mirage and the Matrix. Each product fits it 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 Matrix

The Piper Matrix is a single engine unpressurized piston that seats six with club seating. It is powered by the Lycoming TIO-540-AE2A 350hp engine and has a 213 KTAS / 395 km/h max cruise speed and a range of 1,343 nm / 2,491 km. The standard equipped list price is $903,800, equipped with the Garmin 1000 avionics suite.

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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