On opening day of this year’s SUN ‘n FUN, Piper Aircraft reported it had taken a 112-aircraft order from the UND Aerospace Foundation, which provides training and aircraft to the University of North Dakota John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.
Deliveries begin in the fourth quarter of 2016 and stretch out over eight years. [Read more…]
The new aircraft will begin to enter service at the FlightSafety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida, later this year. [Read more…]
Piper Aircraft and Hartzell Propeller are working together on approval for a five-blade composite propeller for the Piper Meridian and M500 through a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC). Achievement of the STC for both Piper airplanes is anticipated by the end of fourth quarter this year. [Read more…]