Tue, Jul 26, 2005
Surviving and Thriving
New Piper has reemerged
from the wake of last years hurricanes, bringing new technologies
to the flight training market. The mood was jubilant Monday morning
at New Piper's press conference, the first such event at AirVenture
"Piper is back and strong," announced CEO Chuck Suma.
"We're back into production, full production now, at about 25
aircraft per month. That's pretty much in line with what we were
producing prior to the hurricanes coming in."
Suma announced the introduction of the CMax Electronic Approach
Chart Display and XM Weather on all Piper entry level and mid-range
aircraft equipped with the Avidyne FlightMax Entegra Integrated
He also introduced Bruce Smith, Dean of the University of North
Dakota's School of Aerospace and Sciences, to accept the keys to
the first Piper Warrior equipped with the Avidyne system. The
aircraft is one of seven new Warriors purchased by the school to
add to its fleet of Piper training aircraft.
"This is a major step for us," said Smith. "We haven't had a
training related fatality in 25 years, and twenty of those years
have been with Piper aircraft."
Suma stressed the importance of the flight training market to
"This market and the ability to sell into this market is very
important to our business model," said Suma. "The addition of these
features means that these aircraft continue to lead in the market,
by coupling a trusted and proven airframe with new
"Piper is here, and is here to stay."
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