Piper Aircraft Inc. recently delivered the first six of an 18-unit fleet order for Piper Warrior training aircraft to Sekolah Tinggi Penerbang Indonesia, the government flight school at Budiarto Airport in Curug, Indonesia.
Sekolah Tinggi Penerbang Indonesia (STPI) educates pilots under the auspices of the Ministry of Transportation for the Republic of Indonesia. On hand for delivery of the first six new aircraft was Ir. Maryati Karma, MM, director of Indonesia’s International Civil Aviation Institute.
“This is a significant fleet purchase and will enhance the country’s ability to train students in a modern training environment,” said Chuck Glass, director of Piper Global Fleet Sales, based in Brunei. The Piper Warrior is a four-place, single-engine, piston-powered airplane with fixed landing gear that is especially suited to training new pilots.
“This is the perfect fleet airplane to assist STPI in its mission to train more pilots to meet the country’s growing requirement for air transportation, so necessary to continuing to build the country’s economy,” Glass said. The school offers private pilot, commercial pilot, instrument rating and multi-engine training and degrees in aviation.
The Piper Warriors join a number of other training aircraft in STPI’s fleet, which includes the Beech Sundowner, Piper Dakota, Socata Tobago and Beech Baron. Indonesia, which consists of more than 17,000 archipelagic islands, is the fourth most populated country in the world with more than 245 million people. Its nearly 700 airports are the 10th most of any country in the world.
About Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft, Inc. is headquartered in Vero Beach, Florida. A global force in aviation, Piper is an investment of the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Brunei. The company offers efficient single-engine and twin-engine trainer, personal and business aircraft. With economical acquisition and operating costs, Piper airplanes deliver the best value available today and into the future. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.
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