Incentive Program Encourages Early Orders
Buy a brand new propeller-equipped Piper now... and plan ahead
to move into the world of jets. That's the word from Piper
Aircraft, which announced at last week's AOPA Expo 2006 the company
is offering substantial incentives on purchase of its upcoming
PiperJet to customers who buy a factory-new Piper 6X/6XT, Saratoga
HP/TC, Seneca V, Mirage, or Meridian before December 31, 2006.
For those who purchase a factory-new Meridian between now and
the end of the year, Piper will provide a $100,000 credit toward
the purchase of a PiperJet. For those who buy a factory-new Piper
6X/6XT, Saratoga HP/TC, Seneca V or Mirage between now and the end
of the year, Piper will provide a $50,000 credit toward the
purchase of a PiperJet.
The credit will apply provided customers place their orders for
the PiperJet within 12 months of their qualifying purchase.
"To date, sales of the PiperJet have been brisk, with scores of
deposits already placed," said James K. Bass, President & CEO
of Piper Aircraft. "We’re very pleased with the response and
encourage people to sign up now."
For incentives on any aircraft other than the PiperJet, Piper
will offer a credit of $50,000 toward the purchase of any
factory-new Piper aircraft of greater value than those purchased by
customers who buy a factory-new Piper 6X/6XT, Saratoga HP/TC,
Seneca V and Mirage between now and the end of the year. The credit
will apply provided customers place their orders within 24 months
of their 2006 year-end purchase.
Piper representatives say the new program is in keeping with the
company's long-standing practice of encouraging and helping its
customers move safely through the Piper model lineup.
Priced from $2.199M (in 2006 USD with a CPI-W escalator), the
PiperJet will provide unbeatable value while delivering
Piper’s legendary uncompromising standards. Capable of
reaching a cruising speed of 360 knots and a maximum operating
altitude of 35,000 feet, the PiperJet will accommodate six
passengers -– with an option for either a seventh seat or
"The PiperJet breaks the mold in offering an unparalleled blend
of performance and luxury," Bass said in making the announcement.
"In designing this revolutionary aircraft, we have assembled the
finest team of engineers and designers and conducted an extensive
consumer research effort to ensure that the PiperJet will be second
to none. In effect, every measure has been taken to make sure that
the PiperJet answers what our customers have told us they want and
need in a jet, because at the end of the day, it’s not about
being first to market, it’s about getting it right in the
The PiperJet will be sold through a new network composed of five
regional sales centers. They are: PiperJet East, PiperJet
Southeast, PiperJet Midwest, PiperJet Southwest and PiperJet
Northwest. In all, there are 14 offices operating nationwide to
address the needs of PiperJet customers
The PiperJet dealer distribution network -– developed in
collaboration with Honda Aircraft Company, Inc. -– is the
result of a business alliance announced by Piper and Honda in July
2006. Piper and Honda formed the business alliance to collaborate
on sales and service, and to explore opportunities in engineering
and other areas within general and business aviation.
Piper Aircraft, Inc. is headquartered in Vero Beach, FL.