ODENSE, Denmark, December 08, 2015 - Piper Aircraft, Inc. has announced the first sale of a factory new diesel engine Archer DX into Scandinavia. Billund Air Center (BAC), a leading flight school in Denmark, took possession of the aircraft last week.
"The Archer DX's technology and excellent fuel economy is absolutely perfect for flying schools," said Bjarne Jorsal, owner and operator of European Aircraft Sales. "They need low operation costs, and the diesel engine helps lower operating costs, making flying cheaper. In addition, the Archer DX has a Garmin 1000 all-glass cockpit, which is imperative when training instrument flying with future pilots."
The owners at Billund Air Center accepted their new plane with gratitude and enthusiasm. Avid Piper adherents, BAC expressed appreciation for the aircraft's reliability and serviceability, boasting pilots trained solely in Piper aircraft for the last twenty-five years. The school has plans to acquire more aircraft of the same kind.
"We love the diesel Archer and look forward to really getting it operational," said Jørn Askholm, owner of Billund Air Center. "Both students and instructors are so looking forward to fly it. Generally speaking, it is a modern aircraft."
"We are very pleased that this first DX in Scandinavia will be flying at a flight school," Jorsal continued. "A lot of people will be able to enjoy it and gain insight into its performance, technology, and economy."
About Piper Archer DX
Powered by the Continental CD-155 diesel engine, the Archer DX cruises at a speed of 114 KTAS / 211 km/h (at 70% power) on only 5.8 gph / 22 kph of jet fuel. The G1000 avionics is standard and provides a great mix of low workload and high technology. The special flight school interior, and the aircraft overall, is designed to stand up to the rigors of flight training. The Archer DX offers competitive operating economics with a proven airframe perfect for flight training organizations worldwide.
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, Meridian M500, M350, and Matrix - offers businesses and individuals elegant performance and value. The Twin Class Seneca and Seminole balance proven performance, efficiency, and simplicity in twin-engine aircraft. The Trainer Class Archer TX, Archer DX, Arrow, Seminole, and Seneca aircraft form the most complete technically-advanced line of pilot training aircraft in the world. Unparalleled service and support is offered through a network of 38 dealers and nearly 100 service centers worldwide. All Piper airplanes feature advanced Garmin avionics in the cockpit. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.
About European Aircraft Sales
European Aircraft Sales is an international dealer and broker for new and pre-owned aircraft. EAS offers a complete range of aircraft brokerage services to assist individuals and corporations in either purchasing or selling a business jet. Based in Denmark, European Aircraft Sales serves customers throughout Europe and beyond. More than 40 years of shared aviation experience ensures the customer receives knowledge, competence, and support. As the official Piper sales representative in Scandinavia and the Baltic States, EAS sells the whole line of new Piper aircraft.