Discussion in 'Piper Jets & Turboprops' started by Jet News, Sep 19, 2012.
Piper to Exhibit Team Chambliss Meridian at Oshkosh. Kirby Chambliss to Sign Autographs.
Piper Aircraft Inc. has completed flight tests of a Piper Archer powered by 93 octane premium unleaded automotive gasoline. Piper worked with Airworthy AutoGas LLC, Phoenix, Ariz., to prove the concept in a test flight regime conducted from the company’s Vero Beach manufacturing campus.
The Piper Archer is powered by a single Lycoming O-360-A4M engine generating 180hp. Fuel capacity of the Archer is 48 U.S. gallons (182 liters). The Lycoming O-360 series engines are four-cylinder, direct-drive, horizontally opposed, air-cooled models, and are approved for use of 93 octane unleaded fuel.
“As we search for more environmentally friendly fuels than 100LL to power piston aircraft, Piper wanted to take the next step with Lycoming and Airworthy AutoGas to operationally prove the 93UL concept under rigid test conditions from Vero Beach,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “Our next operational effort will include cross-country applications, working with Airworthy AutoGas to ensure availability en route.”
“Airworthy AutoGas plans to produce and distribute its high-purity, low-vapor-pressure, ethanol-free, 93 octane, premium unleaded automotive gasoline, beginning in the fall of 2013,” said Airworthy’s Director of Business Development Mark Ellery. “Bringing Airworthy AutoGas to the marketplace provides an alternative for the majority of general aviation aircraft without compromising airworthiness. Our goal is to get pilots flying more for less,” he added.
Piper Sells 10 More Trainers to ATP
Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) has exercised options for 10 additional new Piper Archer TXs, bringing to 25 the total number of the single-engine training aircraft ordered by ATP so far in 2013. Piper and ATP jointly made the announcement on the first day of 2013 AirVenture Oshkosh, held July 29 to Aug. 4 in Oshkosh, Wisc.
Piper, J.P. Martins Exhibit Meridian, Seneca V at LABACE 2013.
Piper Aircraft Inc. and J.P. Martins Aviacao, Ltda., its authorized aircraft dealer in Brazil, will display the top-of-the-line M-Class Piper Meridian single-engine aircraft and a Twin-Class Piper Seneca V at the 10th Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE), to be held in
Sao Paulo, Brazil Aug. 14-16.
Piper Aircraft Inc. and Baymap Aviation are co-sponsoring the Istanbul Flight Training Exhibition (IFTE), to be held Sept. 27-28, 2013, at the WOW Istanbul Convention Center, within walking distance of the international Atatürk Airport.
Piper Delivers Meridian to ATP for Turbine Training.
Join us this Saturday in Vero Beach for the annual Holiday Parade. Bring a new unwrapped toy for ToysForTots. Piper Aircraft's float in the 2013 Annual Christmas Parade, presented by the Oceanside Business Association and Treasure Coast Rotary Club, will be the collection point for the Toys for Tots campaign. The new, unwrapped toys collected during the Dec. 7 parade on Oceanside Drive in Vero Beach will be turned over to the Marine Corps League, Detachment 58 and the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1038 Toys for Tots of Indian River County campaign.
"Since there's no stopping during the parade, Piper employee and family volunteers will collect the donated new toys from those along the parade route and place them in Piper's float," said Piper Director of Marketing and Communications Jackie Carlon. The contributed toys collected by Piper volunteers will be turned over to the Marines and Vietnam Veterans of America for distribution to those who need a little help for their children's upcoming Christmas.
"Piper is so pleased to be able to help out in this way," Carlon said. "As one of the larger employers in Indian River County, Piper and its employees embrace opportunities to give back to the community, and this seems like a perfect fit."
Piper, Liberty University Enter Long Term Agreement.
Piper Single-Engine M-Class Approved for Night Flight in Turkey
Piper's All Hands On Quarterly Meeting initiated with a CEO selfie.
The women of Piper salute Women in Aviation and their 25th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference.
Piper posted this in the morning today...
Piper getting in on the St. Patrick's Day celebrations...
We are busy getting ready for another exciting year at the SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo.
Piper says they have exceeded 25,000 likes on their FB page... not news but they are certainly happy about that.
Piper Aircraft Inc. recently delivered another five new Piper Archer TX training aircraft to the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), under a joint Piper Aviation Career Alliance program. The agreement provides enhanced vocational and educational opportunities for graduates of FIT’s aviation program, as well as for graduates from other programs offered through the school.
Archer DX European Demo Tour continues.
The first European delivery of a G1000 equipped Seminole is headed to Prince Aviation of Belgrade, Serbia.
From Piper today... 'Give Dad what he really wants for Father's Day'.