Piper Aircraft has reported strong delivery and sales results for the first half of 2012, with the big-ticket M-class models once again leading the way.
The company delivered 76 new aircraft up to June 30, which is 28% up on the 59 delivered for the same period in 2010. Significantly, Piper is reporting a 20% increase in revenue, bringing in $US69 million in sales.
Once again, the figures show the M-class deliveries ahead of the trainers. The Meridian (15), Mirage (22) and Matrix (6) deliveries showed a clean pair of heels to the Arrow, Archer and Warrior. Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott was talking up the results of both market sectors.
"Company delivery and financial performance measures are continuing an upward trend," he said. "The company is simultaneously achieving better sales in the United States and internationally, thanks to a growing and stronger system of Piper dealers. Our single-engine M-Class line is selling well as are Piper’s training aircraft."
Full deliveries by model were: