Piper Aircraft, Inc. has selected the Williams FJ44-3AP engine to power its new PiperJet.
A close derivative of the FJ44-3A, the FJ44-3AP is based on proven engine technology with more than 2.5 million hours of flight time to its credit. According to Williams officials, the FJ44-3AP is Williams’ most efficient engine with a TBO of 4,000 hours.
The PiperJet, unveiled at this year’s National Business Aviation Association convention in Orlando, is a single-engine jet that will be capable of reaching a cruising speed of 360 knots and a maximum operating altitude of 35,000 feet. The six passenger PiperJet – with an option for either a seventh seat or enclosable lavatory – will have a range of 1,300 nautical miles and a full-fuel payload of 800 lbs.
The jet, which also will feature a glass cockpit, is priced at $2.199 million. Deliveries are anticipated to begin in the first half of 2010.
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