Piper delivers five more Archers to FIT

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Piper Aircraft recently delivered another five new Piper Archer TX training aircraft to the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), under a joint Piper Aviation Career Alliance program.

The Florida Institute of Technology’s College of Aeronautics took delivery of eight single-engine Piper Archer TX training aircraft earlier in 2013, and five so far in 2014, bringing the total Archers delivered under the joint arrangement to 13.

ArcherTXAdditionally, FIT took delivery of a new twin-engine Seminole in January, bringing the total to 14 aircraft, according to Piper officials.

Under the long-term agreement with FIT there are options remaining on 14 additional trainers (Archer TX or Seminole) for future delivery. Total potential new aircraft under the agreement amounts to a fleet of 28 planes.

The new Piper Archers are among the first Piper training aircraft equipped with the Garmin G1000 glass panel avionics suite. They will be located on the Melbourne, Fla., campus of the Florida Institute of Technology. 

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