VERO BEACH, Fla., July 22, 2014 - Piper Aircraft, Inc. will display nearly its entire aircraft product line during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, scheduled July 28 - Aug. 3.
"There is no larger or greater general aviation venue in the world than AirVenture Oshkosh," said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. "Piper plans to take advantage of this huge gathering of aviators to show off our latest products, from the economical top-of-the line M-Class, to the reliable Twin-Class and proven Trainer-Class Pipers."
Piper is also planning a press conference on the first day of the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture to update the aviation media on recent activities at Piper Aircraft, including a continuation of Piper's recommitment to pilot training aircraft and an update on the company's alternative fuel initiative with the Archer DX.
On display at the Piper static exhibit in the Main Aircraft Display area 140-145, 156-161 will be the single-engine turboprop Meridian, pressurized single-engine piston-powered Mirage, and the unpressurized single-engine Matrix, which comprise the Piper M-Class.
Also on display will be the Twin-Class and Trainer-Class Seneca V, outfitted with the recently approved Garmin GFC 700 flight control system. Additionally, Piper will be exhibiting the Trainer-Class Piper Archer, which is proving popular with flight schools around the world.
About Piper 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 its 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 Piper M-Class Meridian
The Piper Meridian is a prime example of when performance meets efficiency. The Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A turboprop engine allows for notable speed and agility, with 500 horses pulling passengers to altitude with ease. Holding the title of both lowest fuel burn and lowest acquisition cost in its class, the Piper Meridian is an unmatched value.
About the Piper M-Class Mirage
The Piper Mirage is a step up from four-place aircraft. With convenient access via the 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 the Piper M-Class Matrix
The unpressurized Piper Matrix presents the perfect step up from any four-place aircraft. With an attractive airstair door entrance and the largest cabin volume in its class, the Matrix projects sophistication. Once in the air, the 350 HP dual turbocharged engine continues to step up the game by producing high performance numbers sure to satisfy any pilot's mission.
About the Piper Seneca V
The Piper Seneca V 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. It comes equipped with a three-screen Garmin G1000 avionics suite.
About the Piper Seminole
The Piper Seminole, with G1000 avionics a factory standard, is an advanced training aircraft with proven reliability in more than 20 years of service and hundreds of thousands of hours - in real world and flight school environments throughout the world. The Seminole is a twin-engine piston powered aircraft that seats four and is powered by two Lycoming L/O -360-A1H6 engines, each generating 180 hp. Its cruising speed at 75 percent power is 162 KTAS / 300 km/h and its overall range is 700 nm /1,426 km.
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 equipment, and the option of factory-installed air conditioning adds to the Archer's appeal as a training aircraft. It is powered by the 180 hp Lycoming 0-360-A4M piston engine and offers a 128 ktas / 237 km/h cruise speed.
About Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft, Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single- 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, Archer DX, 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.