VERO BEACH, Fla. - May 29, 2014 - Piper Aircraft Inc. has appointed Piper France SARL as the company's new aircraft dealer in France.
Located at Aéroport Troyes Barberey, Piper France is a partnership between Troyes Aviation and Piper Generalvertretung Deutschland AG, a Piper Dealer for more than 45 years. Piper France, led by Françoise Horiot, will take inventory of its first Piper product, a new single-engine Piper Mirage with a pressurized cabin, in June. The new Piper Mirage will make its debut at the upcoming Cannes Air Show (June 12 - June 14).
"Piper France is delighted to be able to offer new Piper airplanes to customers and prospective French customers," said Horiot. "At Troyes Aviation we have been approved for working on Pipers for a long time and we are pleased to have the added capability of bringing these new aircraft to our country."
"France's diversified economy presents many sales opportunities for Piper's range of economical aircraft from the company's flag-ship, the turbo prop Meridian, to the complete line up of single and twin engine trainers," said Piper Vice President of Sales and Marketing Drew McEwen. "Piper France SARL and Françoise Horiot offer tremendous product expertise and we are looking forward to many additional opportunities in France in growing Piper's market presence."
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. The Piper Mirage was recently named by luxury lifestyle magazine the Robb Report as the "Best of the Best Personal Aircraft for 2014".
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 - offers 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.