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FlightSafety Introduces New Warrior and Arrow Training Aircraft From Piper to Its Fleet


OSHKOSH, Wisc., July 20, 2015 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced that FlightSafety International has signed an agreement to purchase 20 single-engine Piper Warrior and 6 single-engine Piper Arrow aircraft. The new aircraft will begin to enter service at the FlightSafety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida later this year.

This initial order for the trainer aircraft is part of a fleet replenishment initiative agreement between the two companies. FlightSafety has an option to acquire 20 additional Piper Warrior airplanes in 2016.

“The purchase of these new Piper aircraft demonstrates our commitment to provide FlightSafety Academy students with the highest quality training using aircraft equipped with the latest technology,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO, FlightSafety International.

“Piper is honored that FlightSafety, a recognized world leader in aviation training, has selected our company for this sizeable fleet procurement of training aircraft,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. “Our single-engine aircraft provide the best value and most reliable training platform in the industry for aviation students. We are, quite literally, producing the pilots of tomorrow.”

All of the aircraft will be equipped with Garmin G500 avionics suites and ADSB for the most comprehensive traffic and weather solution. The aircraft 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.

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