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Piper Aircraft launched the training Piper Pilot 100

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Dal Kikin
April 3, 2019

Piper Aircraft unveiled two new value-priced additions to its trainer-class line, the Piper Pilot 100 and Pilot 100i at Sun ‘n Fun 2019 Expo. Piper Aircraft Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single- and twin-engine aircraft. The Piper Pilot 100/100i will provide flight schools with professional training aircraft that offer a value proposition which translates into lower operating costs that can result in lower-priced initial training courses. The Pilot 100/100i is powered by the 180hp Continental Prime IO-370-D3A which offers 128 ktas / 237 km/h max cruise speed and 522 nm range with a 45-minute reserve. The Pilot 100’s interior is simple, yet functional and was specially crafted to withstand the of rigors flight training.

With the unprecedented demand for professional pilots, our team worked closely with several key suppliers to deliver an aggressively priced, proven trainer that offers the advanced systems and performance that flight schools and airline programs of all sizes desire,” said Piper President and CEO, Simon Caldecott. “We are excited to add the Pilot 100 series to our training product line at a price point that provides optimal economics for all operators.

The Pilot 100 retails for $259,000. The Pilot100”i” adds an IFR capable upgrade package that includes the Garmin G3X Touch, GFC500 autopilot, the new GNX 375 and is priced at $285,000 dollars. Both aircraft will be available in limited quantities beginning in 2020.

@Photos by Piper Pilot

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