EASA STC granted for diesel Archers

Piper Aircraft and Continental Motors Group have collaborated to obtain a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate for Piper Archer aircraft powered by the Centurion 2.0S diesel engine.

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Piper delivers 550th Meridian

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Piper Aircraft today delivered the company’s 550th new Meridian to a Swedish customer who purchased the first new Meridian to enter service in that Northern European country.

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Piper, ATP to debut POH for iPad at AOPA Summit

Piper Aircraft and Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP) will debut new, electronic Pilot Operating Handbook (E-POH) libraries for Piper’s M-Class and Twin-Class aircraft using the HubConnect App for iPad from ATP.

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Concorde Battery now original equipment on new Pipers

Concorde batteries are now original equipment on all new 24-volt production Piper aircraft.

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Hartzell gains STC for Comanche Top Prop

Hartzell Propeller has been granted a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a new aluminum alloy, Scimitar-blade prop for the Piper PA-24 Comanche 180.

The new prop, designed for Comanches built between 1957 to 1964 powered by the 180 hp Lycoming O-360-A1A engine, features the same blade design that has previously been available for several Mooney and Diamond Aircraft models, and kit planes such as Van’s RV series, according to company officials.

The new two-blade propeller kit features an aluminum hub and 74-inch blended airfoil, swept-tip blades, plus a pointed composite spinner assembly.

Installed, the new kit weighs 61.4 pounds, nearly 5 pounds less than the original steel-hub model, including the new light weight composite spinner finished in either Matterhorn White or metallic silver, company officials said.

Mike Trudeau, manager of Hartzell’s Top Prop program, said, “This new propeller modification offers many very tangible benefits. It uses the very latest in Hartzell’s blended-airfoil blade technology, it’s light, and it eliminates all the airplane’s previous RPM limitations and placards. It has an industry-high TBO of 6 years or 2,400 hours, Top Prop Plus 3 warranty of 3 years/1000 hours, it looks great on the airplane, and best of all, it improves the airplane’s cruise speed up to 4 knots.”

List price is $8,800.

For more information: HartzellProp.com 

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Entegra Release 9 avionics certified on Saratoga NX

Avidyne Corp. and NexAir Avionics of Mansfield, Mass., have received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval from the FAA for the installation of the Avidyne Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (R9) in the Piper PA-32-301 series Saratoga aircraft.

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Aspen Evolution backup display expands to Archer and Seminoles

Piper Aircraft  has selected Aspen Avionic’s Evolution Backup Display system for its Piper Archer (pictured) and Seminole line of aircraft.

The Evolution Backup Display is a fully digital, independent flight display system designed to replace mechanical backup instruments used in Part 23 glass panel installations.

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Piper receives OK for Garmin G1000 in Seneca

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Piper Aircraft has received Type Certificate approval from the FAA to incorporate the Garmin G1000 avionics suite into new twin-engine Piper Seneca V aircraft models for delivery beginning this year.

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Piper delivers 500th Meridian

Piper Aircraft recently rolled out the 500th pressurized single-engine turboprop M-Class Meridian to SouthEast Piper for delivery to the aircraft’s new Florida-based owner.

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LoPresti shows off latest at Oshkosh

OSHKOSH — LoPresti Aviation Engineering introduced five new performance products at this week’s AirVenture, including the IceSkate wheelpants for the Piper aircraft fleet.

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