Piper Displaying M-Class, Twin Class, Trainer Class at Sun 'n Fun

VERO BEACH, Fla., March 27, 2013-- Piper Aircraft's static aircraft display at the 39th Annual Sun 'n Fun Fly-In & Expo, held in Lakeland, Fla. April 9-14, 2013 will feature representative aircraft from the company M-Class, Twin Class and Trainer Class offerings.

On display from the company's Twin Class offerings will be the Piper Seminole. This versatile twin-engine training airplane will complement a single-engine Piper Archer TX on display, rounding out the company's Trainer Class offerings.

The company will also fly to Sun 'n Fun a single-engine pressurized Piper Mirage piston and the company's flagship Piper Meridian turbine powered aircraft, from the company's M-Class series, along with a Meridian cabin mockup.

In addition Piper will bring a large selection of Piper branded merchandise from the company's Vero Beach Pilot Shop. Included will be apparel, headgear, gifts and office accessories. For Piper enthusiasts who want to order merchandise in advance, go to Merchandise at piper.com.

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 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 / 1,852 km. The standard equipped list price is $2,176,325, 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 / 395 km/h max cruise speed and a range of 1,343 nm / 2,487 km. The standard equipped list price is $1,078,875, which includes the Garmin 1000 avionics suite.

About the Piper Seminole

The Seminole is a twin-engine piston powered aircraft that seats four and is equipped with G1000 avionics. Piper's specially created flight school interior designed to withstand the rigors of flight training, is standard, and the option for air conditioning adds to the Seminole's appeal as a training aircraft. It is powered by two Lycoming O -360-A1H6 each generating 180 hp. Its cruising speed at 75 percent power is 162 KTAS / 300 km/h. Its range is 700 nm / 1,296 km. Standard list price of $663,500.

About the Piper Archer TX

As a classroom, the Piper Archer provides everything needed to learn to fly safely. Standard instrumentation includes the Garmin G1000 glass cockpit system, a perfect mixture of low workload and high technology. Piper's specially created flight school interior designed to withstand the rigors of flight training, is standard, and the option for factory-installed air conditioning adds to the Archer's appeal as a training aircraft. It is powered by the 180 hp Lycoming O-360-A4M and offers 128 ktas / 237 km/h cruise speed. Standard price is $331,500.

About Piper Aircraft

Piper Aircraft Inc. is headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla. The company offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single-engine and twin-engine aircraft. The single-engine M-Class series - the Meridian, Mirage and Matrix - offer businesses and individuals elegant performance and value. The Twin Class Seneca V and Seminole balance proven performance, efficiency and simplicity in twin-engine aircraft. The Trainer Class Archer TX, Arrow, Seminole and Seneca V aircraft form the most complete technically-advanced line of pilot training aircraft in the world. All Piper airplanes feature advanced Garmin avionics in the cockpit. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

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