VERO BEACH, Fla. - May 6, 2014 - Piper Aircraft Inc. will begin delivering the first of five new Piper Arrow pilot training aircraft to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The airplanes will serve Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach, Fla. campus.
"The five Piper Arrows join the Embry-Riddle learning fleet of more than 60 pilot training aircraft," said Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University President and CEO Dr. John P. Johnson. "The single-engine Piper Arrow fits nicely into our training fleet, as it provides a seamless transition for students to more complex training aircraft."
"Piper Aircraft is thrilled that the prestigious and leading aviation education institution Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has selected our company to provide this new fleet of five Piper Arrow pilot training aircraft," said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. "Embry-Riddle adeptly prepares students for productive aviation careers."
About the Piper Arrow
The Piper Arrow is the only single-engine trainer aircraft built today. With familiar controls and similar handling characteristics as that of other Piper trainers, it provides an easy transition for students moving up to a more complex aircraft. It is powered by a 200 hp Lycoming piston engine and cruises at speeds in excess of 137 ktas. It features the Garmin G500 glass avionics suite.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world's largest and fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is an independent, nonprofit institution offering more than 60 baccalaureate, master's and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business and Engineering. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, F1a., Prescott, Ariz., and through its Worldwide Campus with more than 150 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit embryriddle.edu.
About Piper Aircraft, Inc.
Piper Aircraft, Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single-engine and twin-engine aircraft. The single-engine M-Class series - the Meridian, Mirage and Matrix - offer businesses and individuals elegant performance and value. The Twin Class Seneca V and Seminole balance proven performance, efficiency and simplicity in twin-engine aircraft. The Trainer Class Archer TX, Arrow, Seminole and Seneca V aircraft form the most complete technically advanced line of pilot training aircraft in the world. All Piper airplanes feature advanced Garmin avionics in the cockpit. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.