Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced that FlightSafety International has begun taking delivery of 20 factory new, single-engine Piper Warrior aircraft. The first five aircraft were handed over to FlightSafety Academy at the Piper factory in Vero Beach, Florida during a delivery ceremony last week. The remaining aircraft will be delivered throughout the fourth quarter, with all 20 expected to enter service before the end of the year. Click here to read the full press release.
FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Piper Aircraft Inc. recently delivered another five new Piper Archer TX training aircraft to the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), under a joint Piper Aviation Career Alliance program. The Florida Institute of Technology’s College of Aeronautics took delivery of eight single-engine Piper Archer TX training aircraft earlier in 2013, and five so far in 2014, bringing the total Archer units delivered under the joint arrangement to 13. Additionally, FIT took delivery of a new twin-engine Seminole in January, bringing the total units delivered to 14 aircraft. Under the long-term agreement with FIT there are options remaining on 14 additional trainers (Archer TX or Seminole) for future delivery. Total potential new aircraft under the agreement amounts to a fleet of 28 planes. Click here to read the full press release.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA
Piper Aircraft, Inc. has taken orders for three twin-engine, piston-powered Training Class Piper Seminole aircraft from the UND Aerospace Foundation, who provides training and aircraft for the University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. The pilot training aircraft will be delivered in July of this year, due to join the Aviation Department’s training fleet of more than 120 aircraft. UND Aerospace flies over 130,000 hours of flight training annually. This is UND’s second fleet delivery with Piper Aircraft in the past two years. Click hereto read the full press release.
Piper Aircraft, Inc. recently delivered two new Piper Arrow pilot training aircraft to the Aeronautics Division at Kent State University’s College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology in Ohio. The Kent State Aeronautics Program is the largest flight training school in Ohio and flies from Kent State University Airport in Stow, Ohio. The program has more than 500 students seeking degrees in Flight Technology, Aviation Management, Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology, Aeronautical Studies and Air Traffic Control. Click here to read the full press release.
Piper Aircraft has delivered a new Piper Arrow pilot training aircraft to Liberty University School of Aeronautics. The new Piper Arrow single-engine trainer joins a growing fleet of teaching aircraft including other Piper Arrows, Piper Seminoles and Cessna 172s. The recent delivery is part of a long-term agreement between Piper and the Lynchburg, Va.-based Liberty University School of Aeronautics. Under the agreement, Liberty University plans to replace and expand its fleet of Piper Arrows and twin-engine Seminoles. Click here to read the full press release.
Piper Aircraft Inc. and Airline Transport Professionals reached a three-year agreement today at SUN ‘n FUN International Fly In and Expo for the sale of multiple Piper Archer TXs. Piper and ATP jointly made the announcement on the first day of the aviation event here in Lakeland. Airline Transport Professionals (ATP), America’s largest flight school, specializing in airline pilot training and pilot career development agreed to initially purchase a fleet of 15 Piper Archer TX single-engine piston-powered advanced training aircraft for delivery in late 2013. Click here to read the full press release.
UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE
Piper Aircraft, Inc. has delivered three single-engine complex Piper Arrow trainers to the University of Dubuque. The pilot training aircraft will join the Aviation Department’s training fleet in time for the beginning of the Fall 2015 semester. The Piper Arrow was chosen as the newest training aircraft for UD’s single-engine flight courses based on its efficiency, reliability, and ease of operation. The new Arrows are standard equipped with Garmin G500 avionics. This delivery follows the school’s previous purchase of twin-engine Piper Seminoles, enhancing the existing fleet with Piper products in a continued effort to upgrade aircraft and provide the most comprehensive approach to aviation education. Click here to read the full press release.