Piper Matrix

    When introduced in 2007, the Piper Matrix (772.567.4361, www.newpiper.com) seemed an unlikely candidate to become the company’s best-selling model. The design is basically the same as that of Piper’s Malibu Mirage, which was first built in the late 1980s, but the Matrix has an unpressurized cabin and a smaller price tag. This combination, however, turned out to be just what the market had been waiting for. Buyers saw the airplane not as a step down from more expensive models but as an attractive step up from a basic four-seat piston aircraft.

    The six-seat Matrix offers a cabin-class experience in the rear with an airstair door, a central aisle, and club seating for four. Eliminating pressurization translated to a lighter weight and, thus, fuel capacity for an extra hour of flight. These advantages have enabled the $819,000 Matrix to maintain its position as Piper’s best-selling aircraft.

    The jet’s large floor plan allows for the addition of an office and a bedroom…
    The six-seat, twin-engine jet has a reworked interior and upgraded technology…
    The two-seat jet is being developed for both private and military flying…
    The design concept incorporates technology found on Mercedes-Benz automobiles…
    The new improvement to the BBJ private aircraft reduces drag and adds range…
    The company’s design could reduce the flight time between Washington, D.C., and Paris by 3 hours…
    The ergonomic chair promises to make long-range flight much more comfortable…
    The fractional provider recently took delivery of a custom G450LXi, with more on the way…
    The simulated fireplace replicates the heat, sound, and intensity of a real fire…
    The amphibious aircraft only requires a sport-pilot license to fly and can be towed behind a car…