Safe Flight’s Angle of Attack Systems available on Piper M600 and Trainers
LAKELAND, Fla. (April 10, 2018) – Piper Aircraft, Inc., announced today during the 2018 SUN‘ n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, that Safe Flight’s SCc Angle of Attack (AoA) system will soon be certified on the M600 aircraft and will be available as optional equipment by Q3 of 2018. Additionally, the Safe Flight AOA system will be available on all Archer, Arrow and the Seminole products beginning in Q2 2019.
All aircraft will display AoA via Safe Flight’s heads-up AoA Indexer mounted on the glare shield for optimum viewing during critical phases of flight. The M600 will receive the AoA information from the existing lift transducer and stall protection computer. The Arrow, Seminole and Archer will be fitted with an additional lift transducer installed on the leading edge of the wing providing the most accurate and reliable means of measuring wing lift and AoA. In all cases, the system will be available as an aftermarket option for aircraft already in service or factory installed for new production aircraft.
“Piper Aircraft is committed to identifying innovative solutions for our customers and making Safe Flight’s Angle of Attack systems available on our M600 and trainer products is a great example of how to bring the latest technology to our products,” said Simon Caldecott, Piper Aircraft President and CEO. “We are delighted to work with Safe Flight to bring this latest enhancement to the cockpit, providing an improved flying experience for our customers.”
“Safe Flight has provided the primary stall warning on nearly every Piper aircraft manufactured since the early 1950’s. We are extremely proud to expand on this relationship with the offering of our Angle of Attack product across their fleet,” said Randall Greene, Safe Flight’s President and CEO. “We commend Piper for realizing the safety and performance benefits of flying with AoA and extending this technology to their expanding customer base.”
About Safe Flight
Safe Flight Instrument Corporation, a leader in aviation safety and flight performance systems, was founded in 1946. Headquartered in White Plains, New York, the company pioneered the development of Stall Warning and Angle of Attack, Automatic Throttle Systems, Wind Shear Warning and other flight performance and control systems. Safe Flight’s products are installed on over two-thirds of the world’s aircraft in the general aviation, business aircraft, air transport and government sectors. To find out more, visit www.safeflight.com.
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, M500, and M350 – 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. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.
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Piper Aircraft, Inc.
For further information, contact:
Phone: (772) 299-2900
Fax: (772) 978-6585
Mail to: Jackie.Carlon@piper.com