China approves Piper M-class aircraft

Piper Aircraft has received a Validation of Type Certificate from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for its M-Class single-engine aircraft.

The Piper M-Class series consists of the turboprop Piper Meridian, the pressurized piston-powered Piper Mirage and the unpressurized piston-powered Piper Matrix.

“CAAC’s approval of the Piper M-Class series is excellent news for Piper and prospective customers in China,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “There is certainly a large potential market for personal and training aircraft in the world’s most populous country, and our Chinese dealers can now offer economical flight operations for a wide range of customers, all featuring advanced Garmin avionics.”

Piper Aircraft sales representatives in China for the Piper M-Class are Piper Summit Aircraft China Ltd, Zhuhai Hanxing General Aviation Co., Ltd, and Hebei Yuan’ao Aircraft Manufacturing Co., Ltd. In China, Piper Summit in Beijing has exclusive sales rights for the Piper Meridian, Zhuhai Hanxing in Zhuhai has exclusive sales rights for the Piper Matrix and Hebei Yuan’ao in Shijiazhuang has exclusive sales rights for the Piper Mirage.

For more information, visit Piper’s website.