Piper Aircraft will cover three years of fuel, maintenance, training, inspections, and consumables costs for every M350 sold by September 30. You read that correctly.
The Piper factory in Vero Beach, Florida, remains up and running despite the coronavirus pandemic, company spokeswoman Jacqueline Carlon reported in an email exchange July 14. That means Piper is still building aircraft, including the M series models unveiled in 2015.
Carlon explained a bit about how the “Fly for Free for Three” promotion will work in practice. No, you will not need to collect receipts and mail them to Piper for reimbursement. Maintenance, consumables (engine oil, for example), and inspections will all be handled by authorized Piper service centers. “For the fuel, we estimate the annual hours flown based on past experience and provide the customer with [a] pre-paid fuel card,” Carlon added.
Carlon said the promotion is limited to specific M350s by serial number. Further details are available from Piper dealers, who are easy to locate via the company website.