Discussion in 'Piper Jets & Turboprops' started by Jet News, Sep 19, 2012.
Where will your summer travel plans take you? Photo taken at Heaven's Landing Airpark.
Piper G1000 Seneca Vs again EASA certification... Press Release on that should be uploaded soon.
Piper is getting ready for Oshkosh 2014 from July 28 to August 3rd, 2014.
Throwback Thursday: 2004 "Meridian at Home" photo shoot.
Reinforcing its strong commitment to training new pilots, Piper Aircraft will take a Piper Archer TX trainer to the upcoming annual Migration Flight Training Conference Oct. 27-29 at Redbird’s San Marcos Skyport training laboratory. The Piper Archer on display is equipped with the Garmin G1000 avionics suite and the Appareo Vision 1000 flight data management system for increased situational awareness. Additionally, Redbird will exhibit its G1000 equipped Piper Seminole twin-engine training aircraft.
“Redbird Flight Simulations is continually advancing state of the art pilot training and, as a leading manufacturer of simple and complex training platforms, Piper is delighted to be right there with them in this pursuit during the annual Migration Flight Training Conference,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott.
It appears that Piper is coming with an update website soon. Their website is currently offline.
Environmental champion Keep Indian River Beautiful (KIRB) recently recognized Piper Aircraft, Inc. with its New Partner Award for the environmental efforts of the aircraft company’s Green Initiatives Team.
“Piper Aircraft recognizes its responsibility to build a sustainable future for our community, employees, and customers,” said Simon Caldecott, President and CEO of Piper. “It is our policy to ensure the environmental integrity of our products and processes, in a joint-departmental effort, as an integral part of our business. We are pleased by the decision of Keep Indian River Beautiful to recognize Piper for our continued dedication to the environment.”
Piper Environmental Engineer and project lead, Stacy Gordon, was awarded KIRB’s Environmental Champion Award for her passionate commitment to The Green Initiatives Team, as well. “I have found that the community at Piper has long promoted environmental stewardship,” said Gordon. “The Green Team simply fashioned a design and implemented the tools to do more of just that–within our company and far beyond the confines of our factory walls.”
Piper Jet never made it out of the development stages and well this prototype sits at the Florida Air Museum... as testament to Piper's attempt to enter the jet segment.
Piper Aircraft, Inc. has taken orders for three twin-engine, piston-powered Training Class Piper Seminole aircraft from the UND Aerospace Foundation, who provides training and aircraft for the University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. The pilot training aircraft will be delivered in July of this year, due to join the Aviation Department’s training fleet of more than 120 aircraft. UND Aerospace flies over 130,000 hours of flight training annually.
Piper Aircraft has announced plans to attend the 2015 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE), along with its European dealers and sales agents, to be held May 19-21 at Geneva’s Palexpo and Geneva International Airport. “EBACE is an opportunity for Piper to participate in a premier event with prominent leaders in the European business aviation community,” said Piper’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Drew McEwen. “We anticipate impressive participation this year in Geneva and look forward to promoting our latest influential products.” The European venue is exclusively focused on business aviation. With the recent announcement of three new aircraft in production–M600, M500, and M350–Piper offers three viable options for the prospective and existing business-class aircraft owner. More information about the M-Class series aircraft, as well as other Piper products, will be available at booth #F088.
Piper Aircraft is proud to announce a collaboration with the legendary watchmaker RAYMOND WEIL, with the introduction of their first-ever pilot watch, the freelancer Piper. “We are honored to collaborate with another esteemed manufacturer,” said Simon Caldecott, President and CEO of Piper Aircraft.
Piper Aircraft is expected to have the M600 single-engined turboprop make its show debut later on in the month at the forthcoming AirVenture Show in Oshkosh. This 7-seater aircraft model is brand new after only being launched back in April. It has a potential 1,300 nautical mile range.
Piper Aircraft, Inc. has announced the first sale of a factory new diesel engine Archer DX into Scandinavia. Billund Air Center (BAC), a leading flight school in Denmark, took possession of the aircraft last week.“The Archer DX’s technology and excellent fuel economy is absolutely perfect for flying schools,” said Bjarne Jorsal, owner and operator of European Aircraft Sales. “They need low operation costs, and the diesel engine helps lower operating costs, making flying cheaper. In addition, the Archer DX has a Garmin 1000 all-glass cockpit, which is imperative when training instrument flying with future pilots.”The owners at Billund Air Center accepted their new plane with gratitude and enthusiasm. Avid Piper adherents, BAC expressed appreciation for the aircraft’s reliability and serviceability, boasting pilots trained solely in Piper aircraft for the last twenty-five years. The school has plans to acquire more aircraft of the same kind.“We love the diesel Archer and look forward to really getting it operational,” said Jørn Askholm, owner of Billund Air Center. “Both students and instructors are so looking forward to fly it. Generally speaking, it is a modern aircraft.” “We are very pleased that this first DX in Scandinavia will be flying at a flight school,” Jorsal continued. “A lot of people will be able to enjoy it and gain insight into its performance, technology, and economy.”
#TBT: A look back at the Piper M600 launch teaser
Close look at IFR Navigation flying from Belgium to France in a Piper Meridian
I know its not a jet but it concernes Piper AND general aimanship.
We have had one more crash of a Piper Pa-34-220T called Seneca in northern Germany. This aircraft is a light 6 seat twin with two 220 HP piston engines. This 4.790 lbs, 45 year old design (but still under production) is very well known for its pretty low pay load.
Due to European regulations and the airway fee structure, this aircraft is even available in Europe with an reduced All Up Weight of 4.400 lbs. Means, a fully IFR equipped Seneca V with deicing, air conditioning and some other typical options, has a remaining payload (full tanks) of app. 200 lbs. Some aircraft have less than that.
With an twin engine aircraft with only 2 x 220 HP, the single engine climb performance and consequently the weight and balance calculation gets pretty important. Several Piper piston aircraft have therefore the nickname "perjury aircraft" in Europe, because if you want to make some distance and take some passengers, you have to cheet on the W&B form.
This Seneca took off on a little airfield in northern Germany with 4 persons on board and some baggage plus fuel. Guess what happend: Single engine failure after take off. Single engine climb performance numbers started with a minus as expected and the pilot could not keep her in the air.
Result: crash landing on a rough field. Fortunately nobody got killed but all 4 people were injured, 2 very badly.
And they only survived, because an eye witness (a medical doctor !!!) had a fire extinguisher available, could prevent the aircraft from exploding and was able to stop the bleeding of the 2 havily injured persons.
Because the pilot and its passengers have survived, the authorities have somebody to interview during their investigation. And without a legal W&B form, the PIC will be in trouble for good reasons.
IMHO such aircraft should not be sold as a 6-seater, pilots risking the life of their passengers with such a bad airmanship should never fly again and aircraft so well known for their W&B problem should be checked for overweight (by ATC or other airport authorities) prior getting a take off clearance.
Just my 2 (Euro) Cents
Piper Aircraft announced very recently that the company’s newest flagship, the Piper M600, has now received type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Piper Aircraft, Inc. and the FAA made the announcement today at the company’s headquarters in Vero Beach, Florida. On behalf of the FAA the type certificate was presented to Piper Aircraft President and CEO, Simon Caldecott by Piper’s FAA ODA Administrator Eric Wright in front of more than 700 guests, including community leaders, Piper Aircraft dealers, suppliers, and Piper Aircraft employees. “We are delighted to announce the certification of the M600 by the FAA”, said Simon Caldecott, Piper Aircraft President and CEO. “With unique and innovative safety features for the single engine turbo prop segment, the competitiveness of the M600 is further enhanced by the aircraft’s performance and industry leading operating and acquisition costs.”
Piper M600 video...
Piper has received validation from Australia and now Canada for the M600 turboprop single. In a Press Release dated January 4th, 2017, Piper Aircraft says, it was granted a type certification for its top-of-the-line, single-engine M600 from Transport Canada, paving the way for deliveries of the M600 into the Canadian market. “M600 validation in Canada is exciting news for Piper and our prospective customers in that region,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “We have seen quite a bit of interest from Canadian owner/operators given the expanded range, payload and speed that the M600 offers. The added safety proposition provided by the M600 equipped with Garmin G3000 avionics is further expanding enthusiasm for this state-of the art product.”
Piper Aircraft, Inc. is excited to announce and welcome Ron Gunnarson as Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Customer Support. In his role, Mr. Gunnarson will be responsible for developing and executing sales and marketing strategies to sustain Piper Aircraft’s continuing growth, as well as contributing to overall product and business strategy development for the company. Beyond Sales and Marketing, Ron will work to further enhance Piper’s global customer support. “Ron’s proven leadership abilities and enviable track record of successfully implementing large scale sales and marketing initiatives means that we will be ideally positioned to meet the evolving demands of the general aviation marketplace,” said Simon Caldecott, President and CEO of Piper Aircraft. Mr. Gunnarson adds, “This is an incredibly exciting time to be at Piper Aircraft. The strength of the business – and the momentum that we are beginning to see in the market indicates that we have the opportunity to expand our business. I am excited to assume these responsibilities to bring Piper Aircraft to the next level of growth.”