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Piper Receives Approval of M600 from Mexico

September 21, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla. – Sept. 21, 2016 –Piper Aircraft, Inc. has obtained type validation of the M600 from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Mexico (DGAC). This marks the first approval of the M600 in the Central and South American region. “M600 validation in Mexico is exciting news for Piper and our prospective customers…Read More »

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Piper Receives EASA Approval of M500

August 22, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 22, 2016 — Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced it has been awarded approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), for the Piper M500, clearing the way for the innovative aircraft to enter into service on the European register. “EASA certification is an important milestone allowing us to kick off a major…Read More »

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Liberty University Orders Additional Seminole During First Day of EAA AirVenture

July 27, 2016

Vero Beach, Fla., Jul. 27, 2016 – Piper Aircraft has announced an order for a new Piper Seminole multi-engine trainer to Liberty University School of Aeronautics. The order was received during the first day of EAA AirVenture. This most recent order is part of a long-term agreement originally signed in 2013 between Piper and Liberty…Read More »

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Piper to Offer Three Engine Options for Popular Archer Trainer

July 26, 2016

Oshkosh, Wisc., July 26, 2016 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. is preparing to certify the Lycoming IO-360-B4A fuel-injected engine on its popular Archer trainer, the Archer TX, which has become the perfect gateway aircraft for fledgling pilots around the world. In addition, the company is also offering a diesel option providing customers with a third engine…Read More »

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ATP Flight School Orders 12 Additional Archers

July 25, 2016

OSHKOSH, Wisc., July 25, 2016 – Piper Aircraft has announced an order for 12 additional Archer TXs to ATP Flight School. The delivery comes as part of an original agreement made in April of 2013 for up to 100 aircraft to the flight school. ATP, America’s largest flight school, specializes in airline pilot training and…Read More »

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Piper Aircraft Begins M600 Deliveries

July 13, 2016

Vero Beach, Fla. July 12, 2016 – Piper Aircraft announced today it has begun deliveries of the Piper M600. The company delivered the first aircraft today during a customer delivery ceremony at its world headquarters in Vero Beach, Florida. The M600 was delivered to Jerry and Jack Wardlaw and will be based in Southern Georgia….Read More »

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Piper to Exhibit First Production M600 at EAA Air Venture Oshkosh

July 12, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla., July 12, 2016 – Piper Aircraft will display the first production M600 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 which is scheduled to take place July 25-31. Piper Aircraft received type certification of the M600 in June of this year. “AirVenture Oshkosh remains the greatest general aviation venue in the world, gathering thousands to…Read More »

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Piper M600 Receives Type Certification

VERO BEACH, FLA - June 17, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla., June 17, 2016 – Piper Aircraft announced today that the company’s newest flagship, the Piper M600, has now received type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  Piper Aircraft, Inc. and the FAA made the announcement today at the company’s headquarters in Vero Beach, Florida. On behalf of the FAA the type…Read More »

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Archer DX

Piper Aircraft’s Archer DX Diesel Engine TBR Increased

May 26, 2016

Vero Beach, Fla., May 24, 2016 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced that the Archer DX TBR (Time Before Replacement) for its Continental Diesel, CD-155 engine has increased to 2,100 hours. This significant TBR increase affects CD-155 engines manufactured since December 1, 2015 and all Archer DX models beginning in 2016. This represents the accomplishment of…Read More »

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Piper M600 Nearing Certification

May 24, 2016

GENEVA, Switzerland, Fla., May 24, 2016 – Piper Aircraft announced today that it has completed Show Compliance flight testing under FAA Type Inspection Authorization for the new M600. Together, the FAA and Piper have completed all of the necessary flight testing as prescribed in 14 CFR Part 23 for the M600 project. The completion of…Read More »

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April 21, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla., April 5, 2016 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. has taken a 112-aircraft order from the UND Aerospace Foundation, which provides training and aircraft to the University of North Dakota John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. Deliveries begin in the fourth quarter of 2016 and stretch out over eight years. “This is an…Read More »

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ATP Flight School Orders 15 Additional Piper Archers

April 21, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla., February 23, 2016 – Piper Aircraft has announced the order of 15 additional Archer TXs to ATP Flight School. The delivery comes as part of the original three-year agreement made in April of 2013 for up to 100 aircraft. ATP, America’s largest flight school, specializes in airline pilot training and pilot career…Read More »

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Piper, Piper Deutschland to Display Aircraft at AERO Friedrichshafen

April 21, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla., April 7, 2016 – Piper Aircraft Inc. and Piper Deutschland are collaborating to display aircraft at the upcoming AERO Friedrichshafen 2016, to be held April 20-23. On display will be a single-engine Piper M500 turboprop and the Archer DX powered by the Continental CD-155 diesel engine. “AERO Friedrichshafen is the leading General…Read More »

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First Piper M500 Delivered Into Switzerland

April 20, 2016

FREIDRICHSHAFEN, Germany, April 20, 2016 –Piper Aircraft has confirmed the sale of the first Piper M500 into Switzerland to Mr. Michael Hoerler and will be based at Wangen-Lachen. The customer is expected to take delivery of the aircraft within the next few months.   Mr. Hoerler is upgrading from a 2011 Piper Mirage and will use…Read More »

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Piper Aircraft Repositions M-Class Product Line

March 22, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla., March 22, 2016 – Piper Aircraft announced the repositioning of the M-Class product line in anticipation of the certification of the M600, which is expected to take place in Q3 of this year. As part of the product repositioning, Piper Aircraft has reduced the price of the M500 from $2.264M to $1.99M….Read More »

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M600 Enters Final Stages of Certification

VERO BEACH, FL - March 18, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla., March 18, 2016 – Piper Aircraft announced today that the FAA has issued Type Inspection Authorization (TIA) for the Piper M600.  The issuance of TIA marks a significant milestone for the aircraft certification program.  TIA initiates the formal FAA flight evaluation of the M600 type design, airworthiness, performance, and handling characteristics. The…Read More »

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Piper Names Legacy Flight Training as Exclusive M600 Training Provider

VERO BEACH, FL - March 16, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla. – March. 16, 2016 –Piper Aircraft, Inc. has chosen Legacy Flight Training as the official training provider for the M600 aircraft. Under the new agreement, Legacy will provide pilot and maintenance training for the Piper M600, the newest member of the M-Class family, which product was publicly announced in May of 2015….Read More »

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Piper Displaying M600 at SUN ‘n FUN 2016

March 15, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla. – March 15, 2016 — Piper Aircraft will exhibit its new flagship, the M600, at the annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, held in Lakeland, Fla. April 5-10. Piper’s static display will be in the manufacturers’ display area, along the walkway to the announcers stand in the northernmost exhibit area…Read More »

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Hartzell Propeller Receives STC for New 5-Blade Prop for Piper Meridian & M500

Vero Beach, FL - March 8, 2016

Vero Beach, Fla., March 7, 2016 – Hartzell Propeller has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a five-blade composite propeller designed specifically for the Piper Aircraft Meridian and Piper’s new M500. Hartzell collaborated closely with Piper Aircraft on the STC for the single-engine pressurized turboprops. “The Hartzell Propeller five-bladed prop design increases flight performance…Read More »

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Piper Aircraft Announces Authorized Service Center in Southeast Asia

Singapore, Feb. 18, 2016 - February 18, 2016

Singapore, Feb. 18, 2016– Piper Aircraft has announced the selection and appointment of WingsOverAsia as its authorized service center in Singapore. WingsOverAsia (WOA) has served as Piper Aircraft’s dealer in the region for nearly 3-years. The aircraft service center, located at Seletar Airport, is the first service dealer associated service facility in the region. “The…Read More »

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Piper Receives Approval of M500 from JCAB Japan

Vero Beach, Fla. - February 17, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla. – Feb. 17, 2016 –Piper Aircraft, Inc. has announced the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) has awarded type certification to the company for the M500. This marks the first time that a Piper Type Certificate has been fully validated in Japan. “M500 validation is excellent news for Piper and our prospective customers…Read More »

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Piper Announces Delivery of Archer and Seneca Aircraft to Indonesian Government Flight Program

Singapore - February 16, 2016

Singapore, Feb. 16, 2016 – Piper Aircraft has recently delivered 12 single-engine and 3 multi-engine training aircraft to Sekolah Tinggi Penerbang Indonesia (STPI), the government flight school at Budiarto Airport in Curug, Indonesia, as the first part of a 20 single-engine Archer and 5 multi-engine Seneca V sale completed in December 2015. The sale and…Read More »

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Piper to Attend Singapore Airshow 2016

Vero Beach, Fla. - February 10, 2016

Vero Beach, Fla., Feb. 10, 2016– Piper Aircraft has announced plans to participate in Singapore Airshow 2016. The aircraft company will attend this year’s event, one of the largest and most prominent aerospace exhibitions internationally, to be held February 16-21 at the Changi Exhibition Center and will host a press conference at 4:00 pm on…Read More »

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G1000 Approved in Piper Archer by China

Vero Beach, Fla. - January 12, 2016

VERO BEACH, Fla. – Jan. 12, 2016 –Piper Aircraft, Inc. has received an amendment to the Validation of its Type Certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for the addition of Garmin G1000 avionics in the Archer training TX/LX aircraft. The approval was made by CAAC on December 21, 2015. “CAAC’s approval…Read More »

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