VERO BEACH, Fla. – January 12, 2015 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. recently delivered two new Piper Arrow pilot training aircraft to the Aeronautics Division at Kent State University’s College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology in Ohio.
“Kent State’s Aeronautic Division is eager to begin flying these two new Piper single-engine trainers,” said Robert G. Sines, Jr., Dean of Kent State’s College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology. “They will operate from Kent State’s Andrew Paton Field, one of the few university operated airports in the world.”
The Kent State Aeronautics Program is the largest flight training school in Ohio and flies from Kent State University Airport in Stow, Ohio. The program has more than 500 students seeking degrees in Flight Technology, Aviation Management, Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology, Aeronautical Studies and Air Traffic Control.
“The Piper Arrow is the only complex single-engine trainer available, and we are appreciative of Kent State and Dean Sines for adding them to their fleet of training aircraft,” said Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott.
About the Piper Arrow
With familiar controls and similar handling characteristics as other Piper trainers, The Piper Arrow provides an easy transition for students moving up to a more complex aircraft. It is powered by a 200 hp Lycoming piston engine and cruises at speeds in excess of 137 ktas. It features the Garmin G500 glass avionics suite.
About the Kent State Aeronautics Division
As an academic unit in the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology, the Aeronautics Division works in concert with business, government and industry to enhance technological literacy, education, and training in aviation that is essential to the socioeconomic well-being and workforce development needs of Ohio and the nation. The Aeronautics Program mission is to:
1.prepare students to function effectively as leaders and professionals in the highly dynamic field of aviation
2.prepare students for professional positions in flight operations
3.prepare students for administrative, managerial, operational, and technical positions in aviation
4.provide students with the academic background and preparation necessary for successful graduate and advanced studies in aviation and allied academic disciplines
About Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft, Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single-engine and twin-engine aircraft. The single-engine M-Class series-the Meridian, Mirage 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.