VERO BEACH, FL, April 16, 2020 – Piper Aircraft announced today the recent certification the 1,000th Seminole (PA-44-181). The milestone aircraft is currently on display at the annual Sun-n-Fun Aerospace Expo and will join Piper’s demo fleet.
The PA-44, named the Piper Seminole, was first granted FAA type approval on March 10, 1978 with the first delivery taking place in July 1978. Today the Piper Seminole is known around the world as the leading twin-engine trainer and features fuel injected engines and advanced Garmin G1000 NXi avionics.
“The Seminole provides the ideal student learning environment, reliability and ultimate flight school profitability. Crossing the 1,000th aircraft threshold is a testament to the aircraft’s robust design and popularity in meeting the best flight school’s demands of low life cycle costs and high dispatch rates. The Seminole is part of Piper’s complete line up of training products, which offers a wide range of capabilities, allowing flight schools to find the perfect fit for their training business needs, said Ron Gunnarson, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Support.
About Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single- and twin-engine aircraft and is on track to be the first general aviation aircraft manufacturer in the world to certify Garmin Autoland The single-engine M-Class series – the M600SLS, M500, and M350 – offers businesses and individual’s elegant performance, value and a superior ownership experience. The Personal Class Seneca V, Archer LX and Archer DLX balance proven performance, efficiency, and simplicity in a piston powered aircraft. The Trainer Class Pilot 100/100i, Archer TX, Archer DX, Arrow, Seminole and Seneca V aircraft form the most complete technically-advanced line of pilot training aircraft in the world. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. To learn more about Piper Aircraft, visit the company’s website at www.piper.com.
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