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Encyclopedia > Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft
Type privately-held company
Founded 1927
Headquarters Vero Beach, FL
Industry general aviation
Website http://www.piper.com

Piper Aircraft, Inc., is a manufacturer of general aviation aircraft, located in Vero Beach, Florida. Image File history File links Piper_logo. ... A privately-held corporation is one whose ownership shares are not publicly traded. ... Vero Beach has been the Spring training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers since 1948 Vero Beach is a city located in Indian River County, Florida, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 17,705. ... General aviation (abbr. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... General aviation (abbr. ... “Flying Machine” redirects here. ... Vero Beach has been the Spring training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers since 1948. ...

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History

Piper Aircraft Company factory in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, with the Piper Cub logo superimposed at the top.
Piper Aircraft Company factory in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, with the Piper Cub logo superimposed at the top.

Originally founded as the Taylor Brothers Aircraft Manufacturing Company in September of 1927 by Clarence Gilbert Taylor and Gordon A. Taylor in Rochester, New York. The company was renamed to Taylor Brothers Aircraft Corporation in April of 1928, shortly before Gordon Taylor died in a plane crash on April 24, 1928. The company was enticed to move to Bradford, Pennsylvania with the promise of larger facility and investment capital from local businessmen, including an initial investment of $400 from local oilman William T. Piper. The move was completed in September, 1929. Image File history File links Piper_1930s_Picture. ... Image File history File links Piper_1930s_Picture. ... Lock Haven is a city in and the county seat of Clinton CountyGR6, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Piper Cub. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1927: Events January January 7 - Imperial Airways commences a regular service from Basra to Cairo via Baghdad, the first of its Empire trunk routes January 15 - Boeing Air Transport is formed, to carry airmail between Chicago and San Francisco. ... This article is about the city of Rochester in Monroe County. ... is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1928: Events January January 6-8 - Lt Christian Schilt makes ten flights in an O2U Corsair to evacuate wounded marines from the besieged village of Quilali, Nicaragua. ... Bradford is a small city located in rural McKean County, Pennsylvania, in the United States 78 miles (126 km) south of Buffalo, New York. ... William Thomas Piper Sr. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1929: Greatest number of fatal civil aircraft crashes in US history. ...


In late 1930 the company filed for bankruptcy and William T. Piper purchased the assets of the company for $761. Reorganized as the Taylor Aircraft Company, Piper effectively took control of the firm when he assumed the position of corporate secretary-treasurer, although he retained C. G. Taylor in the role of president. Piper, often called the "Henry Ford of Aviation", firmly believed that a simple-to-operate low-cost private airplane would flourish, even in the darkest depths of the Great Depression. This is a list of aviation-related events from 1930: Events The Surrey Aero Club inaugurates recreational flights from Gatwick Race Course (now London Gatwick Airport). ... Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their creditors. ... William Thomas Piper Sr. ... For other uses, see Secretary (disambiguation). ... Look up Treasurer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... Henry Ford (1919) Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was the founder of the Ford Motor Company and father of modern assembly lines used in mass production. ... Look up aviation in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ...


In December of 1935, after a series of clashes, William Piper bought out C. G. Taylor, who left the company and went on to form the Taylorcraft Aircraft Company. On March 16, 1937 a fire destroyed the Bradford factory and Piper relocated to an abandoned silk mill in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. By November, 1937, all traces of Taylors' involvement with the company were erased when it was renamed to Piper Aircraft Corporation. This is a list of aviation-related events from 1935: Events January January 11-12 – Amelia Earhart makes the first solo flight across the Pacific from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California. ... Taylorcraft Aviation is an airplane manufacturer that has been producing aircraft for almost seventy years in several locations. ... March 16 is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1937: Events March March 5 - Imperial Airways opens a new flying boat base at Hythe, Hampshire. ... Lock Haven is a city in and the county seat of Clinton CountyGR6, Pennsylvania, United States. ...


Manufacture ceased in the mid 1980's when, together with other sellers of light aircraft in the USA, increasing insurance premiums made continued operation financially impossible. Upon limitation of liability provided by new legislation in the early 90's, manufacturing re-commenced in 1995. The firm was re-branded New Piper Aircraft at that time. This is a list of aviation-related events from 1995: Events A Concorde sets a new speed record for a round-the-world flight. ...


As of July 2003, American Capital Strategies, Ltd. owns 94% of Piper's voting equity. This is a list of aviation-related events from 2003: Events February 1The Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates, killing all seven occupants. ... American Capital Strategies (NASDAQ: ACAS) is an alternative asset management company based in Bethesda, Maryland and a member of the S&P 500. ...


In August 2006 the firm dropped the "New" from its name, reverting to Piper Aircraft. Also in that month a partnership with Honda was announced to market the new HondaJet. This is a list of aviation-related events from 2006: // January 19 - Jet Airways announces its purchase of Air Sahara, creating the largest domestic airliner in India. ... This article is about the Japanese motor corporation. ... model at the IAA 2007 The HondaJet is the first aircraft developed by the Honda Motor Company that will be made available to the general aviation market. ...


Aircraft Products

Piper Super Cub
Piper Super Cub

Piper produced the Piper J-3 Cub, a two seat, 65 horsepower (48 kW) high-wing, single-engine aircraft. The Cub was the first inexpensive training aircraft produced in large numbers. Many former military examples were sold to civilian owners over the 1950-1995 period and seem certain to see many more years in recreational use. The more powerful Piper PA-18 Super Cub is popular for use as a glider tug. Many North Americans still think of all light aircraft as "Piper Cubs."[verification needed] Piper PA-18 Super Cub 150 (G-HACK) at the Great Vintage Fly-In Weekend, Kemble, England, May 10th 2003. ... Piper PA-18 Super Cub 150 (G-HACK) at the Great Vintage Fly-In Weekend, Kemble, England, May 10th 2003. ... Piper Cub. ... This article is about a unit of measurement. ... Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub. ... Gliders or Sailplanes are heavier-than-air aircraft primarily intended for unpowered flight. ...


The PA-28 Cherokee has been one of the company's most successful products with variants being manufactured almost every other year. Both this design and the twin-engined PA-34 Seneca are used for pilot training around the world. The PA-23 Apache was one of the first aircraft associated with the term "air taxi" although it has largely been superseded in that role by faster and more spacious designs from the competitive Beechcraft Corporation. This article refers to Pipers PA-28 series of two- and four-seat aircraft. ... The Piper PA-34 Seneca is a highly popular light transport aircraft, often used for personal transport. ... Piper Aztec The Piper PA-23, named Apache and later Aztec, was the first twin-engine aircraft built by Piper Aircraft. ... The Beech Aircraft Corporation, purchased by Raytheon Aircraft on February 8, 1980, and often called Beechcraft after the name they give their aircraft, is a manufacturer of general aviation and military aircraft, ranging from light single engine aircraft to business jets and light military transports. ...

Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II
Piper PA-44-180 Seminole
Piper PA-44-180 Seminole

Beginning production in 1965, the Piper PA-32 Series raised the bar for versatility in 6 or 7 seat single-engine airplanes. Variously named the "Cherokee Six", "Lance", and "Saratoga", with both fixed and retractable gear models, and with normally aspirated, injected, and turbo-charged engines, the PA-32s are very capable and successful airplanes. They have been widely deployed in a variety of missions (small air-taxies, heavy load-haulers, personal business, etc.) all over the United States. The Saratoga-II HPs and Saratoga TCs are still manufactured and sold today. Piper PA-28 Cherokee Warrior II (G-VICC), photographed at the Great Vintage Fly-in Weekend, Kemble Airfield, England, May 2003. ... Piper PA-28 Cherokee Warrior II (G-VICC), photographed at the Great Vintage Fly-in Weekend, Kemble Airfield, England, May 2003. ... Image File history File linksMetadata PA44180. ... Image File history File linksMetadata PA44180. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Piper PA-32R Turbo Saratoga, manufactured in 2000 The Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six is a series of six or seven seat, high-performance aircraft, manufactured in the United States by Piper Aircraft. ... Piper PA-32R Turbo Saratoga, manufactured in 2000 The Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six is a series of six or seven seat, high-performance aircraft, manufactured in the United States by Piper Aircraft. ... Piper PA-32R Turbo Saratoga, manufactured in 2000 The Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six is a series of six or seven seat, high-performance aircraft, manufactured in the United States by Piper Aircraft. ... Piper PA-32R Turbo Saratoga, manufactured in 2000 The Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six is a series of six or seven seat, high-performance aircraft, manufactured in the United States by Piper Aircraft. ... Piper PA-32R Turbo Saratoga, manufactured in 2000 The Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six is a series of six or seven seat, high-performance aircraft, manufactured in the United States by Piper Aircraft. ... Piper PA-32R Turbo Saratoga, manufactured in 2000 The Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six is a series of six or seven seat, high-performance aircraft, manufactured in the United States by Piper Aircraft. ... Piper PA-32R Turbo Saratoga, manufactured in 2000 The Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six is a series of six or seven seat, high-performance aircraft, manufactured in the United States by Piper Aircraft. ...


With the streamlined and powerful single-engined PA-46 Malibu, the Piper company maintains a presence in the lighter-end of the corporate aircraft market. The Piper PA-46 Malibu, known plainly as the Piper Malibu, is a light aircraft that is manufactured by The New Piper Aircraft Company of the United States. ...


List of Piper Aircraft

Taylor / Piper Cub series

Civilian

  • Taylor E-2 - F-2 - G-2 - H-2
  • Taylor J-2 - Piper J-2
  • J-3 Cub - PA-11 Cub Special
  • J-4 Cub Coupe
  • J-5 Cub Cruiser - PA-12 Super Cruiser - PA-14 Family Cruiser
  • PA-18 Super Cub

Military The Taylor E-2 Cub was originally designed by C. Gilbert Taylor as a small, light and simple utility aircraft. ... The Taylor E-2 Cub was originally designed by C. Gilbert Taylor as a small, light and simple utility aircraft. ... The Taylor E-2 Cub was originally designed by C. Gilbert Taylor as a small, light and simple utility aircraft. ... The Taylor E-2 Cub was originally designed by C. Gilbert Taylor as a small, light and simple utility aircraft. ... The Piper J-3 Cub is a small, simple, light aircraft that was built between 1937 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Piper J-5 Cub Cruiser was a larger, more powerful postwar variation of the basic Piper J-3 Cub. ... The Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser was an upgraded Piper J-5. ... The Piper PA-14 Family Cruiser is a small touring aircraft first flown in March 1947, a development of the earlier PA-12 Super Cruiser. ... The Piper PA-18 Super Cub was a single-engine piston aircraft manufactured by Piper. ...

  • AE - C-83 - HE - L-4 - L-14 - L-18 - L-21 - LNP - NE - O-59 - TG-8 - U-7
  • PA-6 Sky Sedan (1947)
  • PA-7 Sky Coupe (1945)
  • PA-8 Sky Cycle (1947)
  • PA-14 Family Cruiser (1947)
  • PA-15 Vagabond (1947)
  • PA-17 Vagabond (1948)
  • PA-16 Clipper (1949)
  • PA-20 Pacer (1950)
  • PA-22 Tri-Pacer, Colt 108 (1951, 1960)
  • PA-23 Apache, Aztec (1952, 1959)
  • PA-24 Comanche (1956)
  • PA-25 Pawnee (1957?)
  • PA-28 Cherokee, Arrow, Warrior, Archer, Dakota (1960)
  • PA-30 Twin Comanche (1963)
  • PA-31 Navajo, Mojave, Chieftain (1964)
  • PA-31T Cheyenne (1974)
  • PA-32 Cherokee Six (1963)
  • PA-32R Lance and Saratoga (1977)
  • PA-34 Seneca (1972)
  • PA-36 Pawnee Brave (1972)
  • PA-38-112 Tomahawk (1977)
  • PA-39 Twin Comanche C/R (1970)
  • PA-40 Arapaho (1972)
  • PA-42 Cheyenne III (1980)
  • PA-44-180 Seminole (1978)
  • PA-46 Malibu, Malibu Mirage, Mirage (1983)
  • PA-46TP Meridian (2000)
  • PA-48 Enforcer (Experimental) (1983)
Piper Seneca PA-34
Piper Seneca PA-34

The Piper J-3 Cub is a small, simple, light aircraft that was built between 1937 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft. ... The Piper J-3 Cub is a small, simple, light aircraft that was built between 1937 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft. ... The Piper J-3 Cub is a small, simple, light aircraft that was built between 1937 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft. ... The Piper J-3 Cub is a small, simple, light aircraft that was built between 1937 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft. ... The Piper J-3 Cub is a small, simple, light aircraft that was built between 1937 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft. ... The Piper J-3 Cub is a small, simple, light aircraft that was built between 1937 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft. ... ... The Piper PA-14 Family Cruiser is a small touring aircraft first flown in March 1947, a development of the earlier PA-12 Super Cruiser. ... A Piper PA-17 Vagabond The Piper PA-15 Vagabond was the first post-World War II Piper aircraft design. ... A Piper PA-17 Vagabond The Piper PA-15 Vagabond was the first post-World War II Piper aircraft design. ... The Piper PA-16 Clipper is an extended model of the PA-15 Vagabond. ... A Piper PA-20-115 Pacer A Piper PA-22-135 Tri-Pacer A Piper PA-22-150 Tri-Pacer that was converted to conventional landing gear, rendering it very similar to a Piper PA-20 Pacer The PA-20 Pacer is a four-place, high-wing light aircraft that... A Piper PA-20-115 Pacer A Piper PA-22-135 Tri-Pacer A Piper PA-22-150 Tri-Pacer that was converted to conventional landing gear, rendering it very similar to a Piper PA-20 Pacer The PA-20 Pacer is a four-place, high-wing light aircraft that... Piper Aztec The Piper PA-23, named Apache and later Aztec, was the first twin-engine aircraft built by Piper Aircraft. ... The Piper PA-24 Comanche is a four-seat light utility aircraft first launched in 1957. ... The PA-25 Pawnee was a very popular agricultural aircraft produced by Piper Aircraft. ... This article refers to Pipers PA-28 series of two- and four-seat aircraft. ... The Piper PA-30 and PA-39 Twin Comanche was a twin-engine development of the PA-24 Comanche single-engine aircraft produced by Piper. ... The PA-31 Navajo was designed by Piper Aircraft to fill a gap in their product line; a large twin aircraft using Lycoming engines for the general aviation market was sorely needed in the mid-1960s, and founder W.T. Piper requested the type be developed. ... The Piper PA-31T Cheyenne is a turbine development of the earlier Piper PA-31 Navajo. ... Piper PA-32R Turbo Saratoga, manufactured in 2000 The Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six is a series of six or seven seat, high-performance aircraft, manufactured in the United States by Piper Aircraft. ... A 1966 model Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six at Smiths Falls Ontario Airport June 2005 Piper PA-32R Turbo Saratoga, manufactured in 2000 The Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six is a series of six or seven seat, high-performance aircraft, manufactured in the United States by Piper Aircraft. ... The Piper PA-34 Seneca is a light aircraft, often used for personal transport. ... 1979 Piper Tomahawk The PA-38 Tomahawk, introduced in 1977, was Pipers attempt at creating an affordable two-place trainer. ... The Piper PA-30 and PA-39 Twin Comanche was a twin-engine development of the PA-24 Comanche single-engine aircraft produced by Piper. ... A 1973 Piper PA40 Arapaho The Piper PA-40 is a twin-engine redesign of the Piper Twin Comanche, a twin-engine aircraft produced by Piper in four different models (PA30, PA30B, PA30C, PA39) from 1963 to 1972. ... The Piper PA-42-1000 Cheyenne 400LS is the largest aircraft Piper Inc. ... Piper PA-44-180 Seminole Piper PA-44-180 Seminole Piper PA-44-180 Seminole The Piper PA-44 Seminole is essentially a twin-engine version of the popular Piper Cherokee series of small, single-engine flight training aircraft. ... The Piper PA-46 Malibu, known plainly as the Piper Malibu, is a light aircraft that is manufactured by The New Piper Aircraft Company of the United States. ... The Piper PA-46 Malibu, known plainly as the Piper Malibu, is a light aircraft that is manufactured by The New Piper Aircraft Company of the United States. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: no content If you disagree with its speedy deletion, please explain why on its talk page or at Wikipedia:Speedy deletions. ... Piper Seneca PA-34 at Bristol Airport, Bristol, England. ... Piper Seneca PA-34 at Bristol Airport, Bristol, England. ...

Current Piper Aircraft Projects

  • In October 2006, Piper Aircraft announced the first jet (that the company would work all the way from design to production) that they would be developing, a single-engined very light jet (VLJ), known as the PiperJet, to compete with the twin-engined Eclipse 500 and Cessna Citation Mustang. The aircraft will carry six (6) passengers, have a single, tail-mounted turbofan, and be capable of cruising at 360 knots, at a maximum altitude of 35000 ft. Maximum range will be 1300 nm, with a full-fuel payload of 800 lb. A selling price of $2.199 m (2006 USD) is quoted. An Entry-into-Service date of early 2010 is anticipated.
  • In September 2007, Piper announced the Matrix, an unpressurized, single-engine piston aircraft based on the Mirage. It will seat six and will be sold for a base price of $757,000 (2007 USD), to be a third model in the Malibu family, along with the top-end, turboprop-powered Piper Meridian and the Piper Mirage. Piper already has announced that it has 100 orders for the Matrix. [1][2]

The Eclipse 500, certified 2006-09-30. ... Computer rendition of the new PiperJet In October 2006, Piper Aircraft announced that they would be developing a single-engined Very Light Jet (VLJ), known as the PiperJet, to compete with the twin-engined Eclipse 500 and Cessna Citation Mustang. ... The Eclipse 500 is a small, six-seat business jet aircraft manufactured by Eclipse Aviation. ... Cessna Citation Mustang VLJ The Cessna Citation Mustang, Model 510, is a very light jet class business jet built by Cessna Aircraft Company at their Independence, Kansas production facility. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... The Piper PA-46 Malibu, known plainly as the Piper Malibu, is a light aircraft that is manufactured by The New Piper Aircraft Company of the United States. ... The Piper PA-46 Malibu, known plainly as the Piper Malibu, is a light aircraft that is manufactured by The New Piper Aircraft Company of the United States. ...

External links

References

  1. ^ Paul Bertorelli (October 5, 2007). Piper's New Matrix: A Deflated Mirage. Retrieved on 2007-10-11.
  2. ^ Aero-News (October 4, 2007). Piper Unveils A Malibu For The Masses... The Matrix. Retrieved on 2007-10-11.
  • Bowers, Peter M. (1993). Piper Cubs. McGraw Hill. ISBN 0-8306-2170-9. 
  • Phillips, Edward H. (1993). Piper - A Legend Aloft. Flying Books International. ISBN 0-911139-14-1. 
  • The New Piper Aircraft: Soaring High

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Museum displays

1936 Taylor (Piper) J2 Cub
1941 Piper NE-1 Cub
1950 PA-22 Tripacer
1953 L-21B Grasshopper
1961 PA-22-150 Caribbean
1972 PA-34-200 Seneca
1972 PA-23-250 Aztec
1978 PA-38-112 Tomahawk

Vintage Soviet Yak-9 on takeoff at the 2002 MAAM WWII Weekend Air Show. ... , Reading (IPA:) is the county seat of Berks County, Pennsylvania and the center of the Greater Reading Area. ...

External links

See also

Piper's primary general aviation manufacturing "rivals":


  Results from FactBites:
 
Piper J-3 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (616 words)
The Piper Model J-3 'Cub' was originally designed by the Taylor brothers as a small, light and simple utility aircraft.
It is one of the most popular and best-known light aircraft of all time, and its simplicity, affordability, and popularity invoked comparisons to the Ford Model T automobile.
Modernized and up-engined versions are produced today by Cub Crafters of Washington and by American Legend Aircraft in Texas, as the Cub continues to be sought after by bush pilots for its STOL capabilities.
The New Piper Aircraft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (420 words)
Piper reorganized it as the Piper Aircraft Corporation in 1937, after the Taylor brothers had gone on to form Taylorcraft Aircraft Company.
Piper produced the Piper model J-3 Cub, a two seater, 65 horsepower (48 kW) high-wing, single-engine aircraft which was commonly known as the Piper Cub.
The PA-23 Apache was one of the first aircraft associated with the term "air taxi" although it has largely been superseded in that role by faster and more spacious designs from the competitive Beechcraft Corporation.
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