Piper, J.P. Martins Exhibit Meridian, Seneca V at LABACE

Vero Beach, Fla., August 9, 2013 - Piper Aircraft Inc. and J.P. Martins Aviacao, Ltda., its authorized aircraft dealer in Brazil, will display the top-of-the-line M-Class Piper Meridian single-engine aircraft and a Twin-Class Piper Seneca V at the 10th Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE), to be held in São Paulo, Brazil Aug. 14-16.

"Piper and J.P. Martins will be working together to represent the entire Piper line at the world's second largest business aviation convention, and Latin America's biggest aviation gathering," said Piper Vice President of Marketing and Sales Drew McEwen. "Piper has had great success in this market and the two aircraft on display - the Meridian and Seneca V, are particularly suited to the geography and terrain of the world's fifth most populous country."

"Brazil is on a path to economic development solidifying in place the global aviation marketplace," said João Paulo Martins. "As the largest Piper dealer in the world, J.P. Martins is positioned to take full advantage of the growing Popularity of Piper airplanes in Brazil."

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 with a range of 1,000 nm / 1,885 km., and equipped with the Garmin G1000 avionics suite.

About the Piper Seneca V

The Piper Seneca 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 which is equipped with three-screen Garmin G1000 avionics suite.

About J.P. Martins Aviacao, Ltda.

J. P. Martins Aviation has been dedicated to the aerospace business since 1965. The company established itself as the leading distributor Piper Aircraft, Inc., and the leading distributor of parts and aeronautical products, with a maintenance center in São Paulo including a parts department with a large inventory capable of serving all regions of Brazil.

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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