Piper Names Dealer for India

Hyderabad, India, March 14, 2012 – Aircraft Search & Aviation Professionals is the latest addition to the growing international network of Piper Aircraft dealers. The Aircraft Sales vertical of ASAP will hereby be known as Piper India. Piper and Piper India made the joint announcement at India Aviation 2012, held March 14-18 here at the Begumpet Airport. Piper India has a strategic alliance with Saraya Aviation Pvt. Ltd., at IGI Domestic Airport in Delhi, for maintenance and servicing of Piper aircraft in the country.

"With India’s economic growth, a more affluent middle class, and increasing travel opportunities at emergent cities underserved by public transportation, the efficient and reliable business airplanes made by Piper will provide better access for small and independent business leaders," said Sqn. Ldr. Ashish Bhushan and Sudeep Narula, principals of Piper India and co-founders of Aircraft Search and Aviation Professionals (ASAP), the well-known air services company in New Delhi. "The Piper Meridian’s ability to operate effectively on unpaved runways is particularly attractive here."
"Sqn. Ldr. Ashish Bhushan and Sudeep Narula are proven leaders in corporate aviation and air charter services throughout India, and Piper’s customers in the country will be well served by their aviation knowledge, business acumen and reputation," said Drew McEwen, Piper head of Global Sales and Business Development.
"Their appointment in India also demonstrates Piper’s commitment to expanding our global presence and focus on the BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China with their excellent rates of economic growth," he added. McEwen also pointed out that India’s economic growth has created a demand for pilots and that Piper’s training aircraft can fulfill that role.
India Aviation 2012 is the third edition of the International Exhibition and Conference on Civil Aviation, organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry, which is better known as FICCI. The show is a catalyst for new business deals among major players in the industry. Approximately 250 exhibitors and 6,000 business visitors are expected to attend.