Piper Announces "Indefinite" Suspension Of Light Jet
ANN has just received confirmation of something we feared and
related to you just a few days ago... the suspension of Piper much
vaunted entry into the jet manufacturing arena. Piper has announced
that they are 'indefinitely suspending further development' of the
Piper Altaire business jet following a review to align the
company's business goals with the light jet market outlook,
investment strategies and overall economic forecasts.
The private owner of a DC-9 has found a unique use for the
aircraft - transforming the commercial jet into a VIP airliner with
a new, NextGen-compliant cockpit. Airborne Maintenance &
Engineering Services successfully completed the configuration with
the help of Universal Avionics.
The Very Fast Turboprop Program Exceeds Its Initial Goal In
Total Airplanes Produced
The 600th series production TBM very fast turboprop aircraft ...
a TBM 850 ... was rolled out of the Tarbes, France production
facility by Daher-Socata on Thursday. A ceremony at the
Daher-Socata factory in Tarbes, France gathered TBM-related teams
around the milestone aircraft before its upcoming delivery to the
aircraft’s owner, a private customer from northwestern