Piper to bring PiperJet, Piper Meridian, Piper Mirage, Piper Matrix to NBAA 2010


Piper Aircraft says it will display “the broadest and strongest single-engine product line in the aviation industry” during the upcoming NBAA annual convention, Oct. 19-21 in Atlanta. 

The company will bring a mockup of a PiperJet featuring a larger and improved cabin, as well as a new name to be announced on the first day of the convention.

Piper will have both the PiperJet and Meridian mockups on display in the Georgia World Congress Center. Also on static display at Atlanta’s DeKalb Peachtree Airport will be the Piper Meridian, Piper Mirage and Piper Matrix.

"In these tough economic times every airplane in Piper's broad product line is a cost effective alternative to higher priced twins," Piper CEO Geoffrey Berger recently said in a company statement.

He and other officials with the company will be on hand during the events in Atlanta.


AIN recently reported on the PiperJet developments, citing company officials calling this “the next step” for the aircraft. The story also recapped a recent deal with Millennium Concepts to make “one of the safest and most reliable” seats for the PiperJet.

As the aircraft maker visits NBAA, work continues on its facility to produce the very-light jet, including adding air conditioning and other modifications to a 75,000 square-foot building, reports AvWeb.