VERO BEACH, Fla. - May 27, 2014 - Piper Aircraft's top-of-the-line piston-powered M-Class Mirage was named "Best of the Best Personal Aircraft for 2014" by the Robb Report.
"A pressurized cabin, six seats, and a full-size air-stair door are unusual features for a piston-powered single-engine aircraft, but they are part of the package with the Piper Mirage," wrote the luxury lifestyle magazine.
"While the plane is designed primarily for utility and efficiency, Piper did not overlook comfort. The cabin features roomy leather-upholstered fold-down club seats, electric outlets for personal devices, reading lights, and an easily accessible interior baggage compartment," according to the publication, dated June 1, 2014.
"The cockpit is equipped with Garmin's G1000 avionics suite, synthetic vision, ice protection, and a terrain warning system. The efficient Lycoming engine provides the Mirage with a range of 1,500 miles and a top speed of 245 mph. The starting price is about $1.1 million," the magazine concluded.
"This is yet another recognition that Piper Aircraft delivers the aircraft of choice for aviators throughout the world," said Piper Vice President of Sales and Marketing Drew McEwen. "When a prestigious lifestyle publication like the Robb Report acknowledges the many advantages that our customers experience every day it reinforces Piper's reputation for excellence, backed by thousands of pleased aviators over many decades of flying."
About the Piper Mirage
The Piper Mirage is a step up from four-place aircraft. With a convenient airstair door entrance and large cabin volume, the Mirage projects sophistication and is the only pressurized piston-engine aircraft in production today. The Piper Mirage is powered by a 350 HP dual turbocharged engine and has a 213 ktas cruising speed, as well as the ability to cruise up to 25,000 feet in pressurized comfort.
About Piper Aircraft, Inc.
Piper Aircraft, Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., 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.