While progress on the PiperJet had slowed, Piper’s acquisition by Brunei-based Imprimis has put the jet-single project “back on track,” according to Piper, “with full development of the PiperJet and other exciting production initiatives.” One of those is Piper’s choice of the Czech Sport Aircraft SportCruiser as the new entry-level Piper trainer. To continue PiperJet development, the company has added more than 50 engineers to the program, including experts in structures, systems, flight test and manufacturing. “Development of the PiperJet, as well as other new products and innovations, is crucial to Piper’s long-term growth strategy,” said president and CEO Kevin Gould.
Piper Aircraft – PiperJet
- February 22, 2010, 8:41 AM