Piper Taps DeCrane, Propel for PiperJet Cabin Design

 - July 8, 2010, 11:40 AM

Piper Aircraft yesterday announced that it selected DeCrane Aerospace and Propel Designs as interior specialists for the PiperJet. Both outfitting companies will integrate passenger cabin interior improvements that have been verified by Piper’s single-engine proof-of-concept jet, as well as through dialog with current and prospective PiperJet customers. “We are pleased to be partnering with DeCrane Aerospace and Propel Designs as the PiperJet program continues to gain momentum,” said Piper president and CEO Kevin Gould. “DeCrane and Propel add to the exceptional talent pool we have assembled to solidify our interior design improvements.” According to Piper executive vice president Randy Groom, who joined the company last month, “Numerous meetings and conversations with PiperJet buyers have reaffirmed many of our design parameters for the interior and even led us to make some additional improvements. In addition, test flights being flown by the PiperJet proof-of-concept vehicle have verified our expectations and helped us decide on further enhancements.” Piper plans to reveal what the specific PiperJet aircraft interior improvements are during the NBAA Convention in October.