VERO BEACH, Fla., Dec. 17, 2015 - The Discovery Channel's "How It's Made" documentary television series featuring Piper Aircraft will air tonight, December 17, at 9:00 pm EST on Discovery's Science Channel.
Filming of "How It's Made" began at Piper Aircraft's factory and supporting departments the end of January of this year. Over the course of three days, an experienced film crew collected footage of various stages of production of the high performance single-engine Piper M500, part of the company's esteemed M-Class series.
"Piper is pleased to be featured as a prominent segment on 'How It's Made'," said Simon Caldecott, President and CEO of Piper Aircraft. "We are proud to represent the future of aviation with high quality, versatile products that embody exceptional performance and enduring value."
The popular documentary series is broadcast in 180 countries, offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the fabrication of various products, from everyday objects to industrial items and manufacturing marvels. "How It's Made" will depict the manufacturing process of an original Piper M500 turbine as it is handcrafted from initial fuselage construction to final paint scheme application. With an overabundance of interesting development information, Piper was allocated twice the regularly scheduled length of time on the internationally recognized show.
About Piper M-Class Aircraft
M-Class aircraft offer Piper performance and safety built upon a proven airframe that has been an industry standard for years. The M600, the M500, the M350, and the Matrix comprise the full line. Each product fits its own niche and price point, and each aircraft provides a seamless step-up to the next level. Created to maximize the business and the private travel experience, the M-Class line balances performance, efficiency, and simplicity with industry leading value.
About Piper Aircraft
Headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., Piper Aircraft, Inc. offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single- and twin-engine aircraft. The single-engine M-Class series - the M600, M500, M350, and Matrix - offers businesses and individuals elegant performance and value. The Twin Class Seneca V and Seminole balance proven performance, efficiency, and simplicity in twin-engine aircraft. The Trainer Class Archer TX, Archer DX, Arrow, Seminole and Seneca V aircraft form the most complete technically-advanced line of pilot training aircraft in the world. All Piper airplanes feature advanced Garmin avionics in the cockpit. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.