OSHKOSH — Piper Aircraft plans to bring back the Archer, with officials noting the company — under its new owner, Imprimis, an investment company based in Singapore and Brunei — wants to be “back in the entry level market.”
The 180-hp Archer, which will sell for $300,000, will be available in 2010. It will come standard with the Garmin G600 glass cockpit, which also will be available on several of the company’s other models, including the Seneca V, Seminole and Warrior.
Meanwhile, progress continues on the jet, as the company plans to hire 50 new engineers to accelerate the program’s development. The jet, which flew at AirVenture for the first time at an air show, has accumulated about 200 hours in flight tests so far. Order book for the jet stands at about 200.
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