VERO BEACH, Fla. – April 22, 2014 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. recently made its first European delivery of a G1000 equipped Seminole to a Serbian customer involved in pilot training.

Prince Aviation, of Belgrade, Serbia, took delivery of the new G1000 Seminole from Piper’s manufacturing campus and delivery center in Vero Beach, Fla. Prince Aviation plans to add the aircraft to its flight training fleet. The company also provides air charter services and performs aircraft maintenance and maintenance training.

“In addition to operating air taxi services, Prince Aviation has a renowned flight school and a Part 145 maintenance center,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “We are appreciative of the fact that Prince Aviation is adding another Piper trainer to its multi-aircraft learning fleet.”

Prince Aviation, founded in 1990, has its main hub at the Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport. The company was the first and today is the largest VIP charter operator in the Balkans. Soon after the commercial operations started, the company established its pilot training organization which today offers a wide range of courses (from PPL to type rating training) and has trained over 1000 pilots in the last 20 years.

Piper Seminole Trainer
The Piper Seminole, with standard G1000 avionics, is an advanced training aircraft with proven reliability in more than 20 years of service and hundreds of thousands of hours in flight school environments throughout the world. Students admire the airplane for its ability to perform advanced flight training maneuvers and procedures. Instructors appreciate the Piper Seminole as a safe and forgiving multiengine learning platform. Flight school owners appreciate the Piper Seminole’s reliability and easy to maintain all metal airframe. The Seminole is a twin-engine piston powered aircraft that seats four and is powered by two Lycoming L/O -360-A1H6 each generating 180 hp. Its cruising speed at 75 percent power is 162 KTAS / 300 km/h. Its range is 700 nm / 1,426 km.

Garmin’s G1000 is a seamlessly integrated all-glass avionics panel that makes flight information easy to scan and process. The G1000 flight deck presents flight instrumentation, navigation, weather, terrain, traffic and engine data on large-format, high-resolution displays. Garmin’s reliable GRS77 Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) provides accurate, digital output and referencing of aircraft position, rate, vector and acceleration data. The latest Garmin G1000 software on the Seminole includes Vertical Profile View and user-defined holding patterns.

About Piper Aircraft, Inc.
Piper Aircraft, Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single-engine and twin-engine aircraft. The single-engine M-Class series – the Meridian, Mirage and Matrix – offer 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, 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.

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