31 August 2021
Piper’s new training aircraft, the Pilot 100i, has received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
It’s Piper’s entry-level model with a base price of $298,900 equipped for IFR flight training.
“We are eager to bring the Pilot 100i into the European market and provide flight schools with an aggressively priced, proven trainer,” said John Calcagno, interim president and CEO of Piper.
“With the growing demand for professional pilots, it is important that we bring to market a more affordable solution with optimal economics for operators to help schools manage their overall training costs.”
The Pilot 100i includes Garmin’s G3X avionics with a GFC 500 autopilot, and is powered by a fuel-injected, 180hp Lycoming IO-360-B4A.Max cruise speed is 128ktas, range 522 nm range with 45 minute reserve.
Piper now has a range of five training aircraft: Pilot 100i, Archer TX, Archer DX, Arrow, and Seminole.