FAA issues two Piper ADs

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 launches Seneca V demo tour

Last week’s AirVenture was the launch site for a multi-state demonstration tour for the Piper Seneca V, a twin-engine turbocharged aircraft.

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Piper’s deliveries, revenues continue to rise

OSHKOSH — Piper Aircraft continued to increase new aircraft deliveries and grow revenues during the first half of 2012, sustaining an upward performance trajectory for the past two and a half years, company officials noted at last week’s AirVenture.

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Piper parties on 75th birthday

Piper Aircraft Inc. will celebrate the company’s and the Piper Cub’s 75th anniversary during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012, July 23-29.

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Centurion certified for Piper PA28

The 155-hp Centurion 2.0s engine is now certified in Europe for retrofitting the Piper PA28.

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Piper Seminoles get air conditioning upgrades

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.

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Piper reports European sales stronger than expected

Piper Aircraft dealers in Europe have noted a sales trend toward new, more fuel-efficient business aircraft.

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Piper Aircraft starts 75th celebration at Sun ’n Fun

Piper Aircraft is kicking off a year-long celebration of its 75th anniversary this week at Sun ’n Fun.

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Piper appoints aftermarket business director

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.

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Piper names two top execs

Piper Aircraft Inc. named two executives to lead the company’s sales, customer support and marketing programs.

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