The order received from the University of North Dakota John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences is for a total of 20 aircraft which includes 16 Piper Archer TXs and 4 Seminoles to begin delivery in June of this year.
The 2017 order is part of an eight year fleet replacement contract that was signed in April of 2016 for a total of 80 Archer TXs and 20 Seminoles. Since the signing of the contract, UND has taken delivery of 12 Piper trainers: 8 Archer and 4 Seminoles
“We are delighted to continue to support the University of North Dakota with advanced training equipment. Our team at Piper worked hand in hand with UND to equip the aircraft with the latest avionics and design features that will further enhance the outstanding the flight training offered at UND,” said Piper Aircraft CEO Simon Caldecott.
“The new Piper Aircraft trainers that we are adding to our training fleet will help our Aviation Department continue to graduate student pilots with exceptional aviation skills and technical abilities,” said Paul Lindseth, Dean of the Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota.
“The aircraft are equipped with state-of-the-art Garmin G1000 NXi avionics, which offer faster processing power, wireless cockpit connectivity, and a variety of other features that help improve situational awareness and will make learning in the cockpit more efficient.”