The first five aircraft were handed over to FlightSafety Academy at the Piper factory in Vero Beach, Florida, during a recent delivery ceremony. The remaining aircraft will be delivered throughout the fourth quarter, with all 20 expected to enter service before the end of the year.
All of the aircraft will be equipped with Garmin G500 avionics suites and ADS-B. The aircraft also will have satellite enhanced dual antenna traffic awareness technology, enabling one-second updates for traffic situational awareness. All aircraft come equipped with GTN 650, replacing the former GNS 430.