Aircraft: Piper Aircraft recently delivered its first PiperSport model to three co-owners in Miami Beach. The company is hopeful that the two-seat entry-level aircraft will attract new customers to its brand, according to the company's CEO Kevin J. Gould.
There are three versions of the aircraft available: the PiperSport, the PiperSport LT, and the PiperSport LTD, priced at $119,900, $129,900, and $139,900, respectively. Each model is equipped with a 100-hp Rotax 912 engine and a BRS complete aircraft parachute recovery system.
Delivery of Piper's six-seat VLJ, the PiperJet, is expected to begin the second quarter 2013. The deluxe aircraft is priced at $2.199 million. The company, which has its headquarters in Vero Beach, Fla., has had more than 160 models certified in its high-flying 72-year history.
Prepare for takeoff: Piper's three-pack of six-seat single-engine piston aircraft, the Mirage, the Matrix, and the Seneca V. All three have similar specs and sell for less than $1 million.