VERO BEACH, Fla., April 4, 2017 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. has received UND’s trainer order for 2017. The order received from the University of North Dakota John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences is for a total of 20 aircraft which includes 16 Archer TXs and 4 Seminoles to begin delivery in June of this year. The 2017 order is part of an eight year fleet replacement contract that was signed in April of 2016 for a total of 80 Archer TXs and 20 Piper Seminoles. Since the signing of the contract, UND has taken delivery of 12 Piper trainers – 8 Archer and 4 Seminoles
“We are delighted to continue to support the University of North Dakota with advanced training equipment. Our team at Piper worked hand in hand with UND to equip the aircraft with the latest avionics and design features that will further enhance the outstanding the flight training offered at UND,” said Piper Aircraft CEO Simon Caldecott.
“The new Piper Aircraft trainers that we are adding to our training fleet will help our Aviation Department continue to graduate student pilots with exceptional aviation skills and technical abilities,” said Paul Lindseth, Dean of the Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota. “The aircraft are equipped with state-of-the-art Garmin G1000 NXi avionics, which offer faster processing power, wireless cockpit connectivity, and a variety of other features that help improve situational awareness and will make learning in the cockpit more efficient.”
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, M350 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 Warrior, Archer TX, Archer DX, 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.