The FAA published two airworthiness directives this week that affect the Piper general aviation fleet. According to a report at AVweb.com, a final rule published on Monday affects 3,100 Piper Comanches, requiring inspections of the stabilator horn assembly, at a cost of about $1,000 per airplane. If the assembly needs to be replaced, it would cost another $1,600. Failure of the stabilator horn could lead to a loss of pitch control in flight, the FAA said. A proposed rule published on Tuesday affects about 1,000 Piper twins, which supersedes an existing AD that requires repetitive inspections of the exhaust system.
Piper Aircraft Inc. will celebrate the company’s and the Piper Cub’s 75th anniversary during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012, July 23-29.
The 155-hp Centurion 2.0s engine is now certified in Europe for retrofitting the Piper PA28.
Piper Aircraft is adding the Kelly Aerospace ThermaCool air conditioning system to new 2012 twin-engine Piper Seminoles as an option, and making the system available via retrofit for the Seminole fleet.
Piper Aircraft dealers in Europe have noted a sales trend toward new, more fuel-efficient business aircraft.
“We are seeing more buyers opt for new, more fuel-efficient aircraft as they downsize from twin-engine aircraft,” said Peter Winters, [Read more...]
Piper Aircraft is kicking off a year-long celebration of its 75th anniversary this week at Sun ’n Fun.
Piper Aircraft named aircraft customer support executive Wes Norris as Director of Aftermarket Business. Norris joins Piper after a 31-year career at Hawker Beechcraft Corp. and leads Piper’s aftermarket business development office in Vero Beach, Fla., working with customers and dealers throughout the world.