Piper Announces Delivery of Archer and Seneca Aircraft to Indonesian Government Flight Program
Singapore – Feb. 16, 2016 – Piper Aircraft has recently delivered 12 single-engine and 3 multi-engine training aircraft to Sekolah Tinggi Penerbang Indonesia (STPI), the government flight school at Budiarto Airport in Curug, Indonesia, as the first part of a 20 single-engine Archer and 5 multi-engine Seneca V sale completed in December 2015. The sale and delivery was supported by Piper’s regional dealer, Wings over Asia, headquartered in Singapore. STPI provides airline-oriented flight training under the auspices of the Ministry of Transportation for the Republic of Indonesia.
“The addition of these Archer and Seneca aircraft will enable Indonesia to train flight students with the highest level of technology available today and will further support STPI in its mission to train more students to meet the country’s growing requirement for airline pilots,” said Chuck Glass, Piper’s Director of Sales.
Indonesia is the fourth most populated country in the world, with more than 255 million people. There are nearly 700 airports throughout its 17,000 archipelagic islands. The recently purchased Piper aircraft join an existing fleet of 18 Piper Warriors that STPI took delivery of in 2012. STPI will accept eight additional Archers and two more Seneca V’s beginning in July 2016. The school offers private pilot, commercial pilot, instrument rating and multi-engine training, as well as degrees in aviation.
About the Piper Archer TX
As a classroom, the Piper Archer provides everything needed to learn to fly safely. Standard instrumentation includes the Garmin G1000 glass cockpit system, a perfect mixture of low workload and high technology. Piper’s specially created flight school interior, designed to withstand the rigors of flight training, is standard equipment, and the option of factory-installed air conditioning adds to the Archer’s appeal as a training aircraft. It is powered by the 180 hp Lycoming 0-360-A4M piston engine and offers a 128 ktas / 237 km/h cruise speed.
About the Piper Seneca V
The Piper Seneca V is powered by two Continental Turbocharged TSIO-360-RB engines generating 220 hp each. The configuration of multiple entry and baggage doors with the comfort of a cabin-class interior makes the Piper Seneca V the perfect business tool. It comes equipped with a three-screen Garmin G1000 avionics suite.
About Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single- and twin-engine aircraft. The single-engine M-Class series – the M600, M500, M350 and Matrix – offers 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, Archer DX, 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.