Piper Aircraft has announced an order for thirteen (13) new Piper Archer single-engine trainers from Purdue Polytechnic Institute for their School of Aviation and Transportation Technology. The new G1000 NXi equipped Archers will replace their existing single-engine training fleet and will join Purdue’s fleet of Piper Seminoles. The new Archers will begin delivering in Q2 of 2020.

“As Purdue continues to develop and expand aviation education programs, Piper is proud to be part of their comprehensive and well-respected aviation technology education program,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “They continue to demonstrate their commitment to excellence and their students by providing multiple aviation degree programs and opportunities for their graduates. We look forward to their continued success and to providing more Piper trainers in support of their growing aviation programs.”

“Purdue has had a long tradition of working with Piper and we are delighted to induct this new fleet of aircraft. Our students, faculty, staff, and alumni are very excited,” said Dr. Manoj Patankar, Head of the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology. “We are very much looking forward to welcoming the new aircraft.”


About Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Purdue Polytechnic Institute (polytechnic.purdue.edu), one of 10 academic colleges at Purdue University, offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a range of disciplines: aviation, computing, construction management, engineering technology, technology leadership and technology education. In addition to Purdue University’s main campus in West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue Polytechnic offers select degree programs in nine Indiana communities.


About Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology

Purdue University’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology (polytechnic.purdue.edu/satt), one of six departments and schools in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, administers seven world-class undergraduate majors and a graduate program, including an aviation-focused Ph.D. program in Technology. It is one of the most recognized programs for the quality of its graduates. Faculty members work closely with undergraduate and graduate students and all segments of the aviation industry to conduct research related to grand challenges in sustainability, safety and quality.


About Piper Aircraft

Piper Aircraft Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single- and twin-engine aircraft. The single-engine M-Class series – the M600, M500, and M350 – offers businesses and individuals elegant performance and value. 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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