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Message par Invité Mar 10 Fév 2009 - 20:54

Piper Aircraft souffre aussi, 300 persoones en moins, ventes en chute sévère

Sur Aeronews : ( en anglais )

Aero-News has learned Vero Beach, FL-based Piper Aircraft will take further actions in the wake of a massive slump in sales, releasing approximately 300 employees effective immediately.

"As a result of the deepening global recession, Piper Aircraft finds it necessary to take further
actions to ensure the Company remains viable
," said Piper spokesman Mark Miller. "Similar to many other businesses, General Aviation has been experiencing one of the worst downturns in its history and sales of airplanes have sharply deteriorated over the past few months. These unforeseeable business circumstances are virtually unprecedented and have caused the company to take agonizing and painful actions."

In addition to the layoffs, Piper will shut down for one week in April, and again in July, "to avoid
building up unnecessary inventory and to provide time to assess rapidly changing market conditions." The shutdowns will be without pay, and will effect all employees, Miller added, from Management to hourly manufacturing workers.

Miller stressed that "when the economy improves, every attempt will be made to rehire impacted
employees," but added Piper may be forced to take further action before then if the market continues to "deteriorate."

The layoffs are on top of the 150 workers Piper laid off in November.
As ANN reported
, last month Piper CEO Jim Bass told commissioners in Indian River County
the planemaker planned to curtail production this year by at least 40 percent compared to 2008 levels, due to the ongoing sales slump.

"We recognize that these are very challenging times for our employees, their families and the community and are doing everything possible to preserve the business and jobs....

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Message par Invité Sam 2 Mai 2009 - 11:46

Le fond Imprimis, enregistré à Singapour, reprend Piper à American Fund. Le QG resterait à Vero Beach. Les ateliers également
Le projet PiperJet sera poursuivi ( alors que le HondaJet est légèrement décalé)

Sur AviationWeek :

Piper Aircraft Co. announced today that it has been acquired by Imprimis Fund, which purchased 100 percent of Piper's stock from The American Fund, which has owned the planemaker since 2003. The terms of the sale were not disclosed. Imprimis is based in Singapore, but Stephen Berger, its managing partner, is a native of Philadelphia.

"Piper's capabilities, its excellent dealer family and extensive customer base, coupled with Imprimis' capability to provide financial support, our dedication to growing the companies we invest in and our contacts within Asia provide fertile ground for Piper to expand its business in the Asian market and throughout the world," said Berger.

Imprimis said it is committed to keeping the company headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Vero Beach, Fla., maintaining the current management, and making a "significant"
investment in growing the company. Reportedly, the new owners are in full support of the PiperJet project, and of expanding the company's presence in the Asian market.

"Everybody is smiling at Piper right now," a company spokesman said. "Imprimis brings a
level of support that will propel Piper from its current status as a company with a strong heritage, track record of innovation and great potential to one that is growing and pushing the envelope within General Aviation," said Piper President and CEO James K. Bass. "Imprimis' commitment to grow Piper in both existing and emerging markets comes at a time when we are poised to enter a new era in aviation history."
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Message par jullienaline Mer 27 Jan 2010 - 21:39

Bonsoir à tous,

Piper a présenté la semaine dernière son PiperSport qui appartient à la catégorie LSA (light sport aviation).
C'est un biplace d'une puissance de 100 ch lui donnant une vitesse maxi 222 km/h. Son autonomie est de 1100 km.
Le prix du modèle de base est 119 900 $ et il est proposé en trois finitions.

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SEBRING, Fla., Jan. 21, 2010 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced details and unveiled its all-new PiperSport here today, underscoring its foray into the Light Sport Aviation segment with a world-class aircraft that speaks to Piper’s heritage in bringing seminal, entry-level airplanes to market while offering features and performance normally found in more expensive, high-end aircraft.
Piper President & CEO Kevin J. Gould made the announcement during a news conference held here this morning at the Sebring U.S Sport Aviation Expo 2010.
“With the PiperSport,” Gould said, “Piper is entering what is undeniably one of the most exciting market segments in general aviation. This burgeoning segment is becoming vital to our industry and playing an ever-increasing role in developing general aviation’s next generation of pilots. The PiperSport is an amazing entry-level aircraft that will bring new customers into Piper and lead the way for those customers to step up into more sophisticated and higher performance aircraft within our line over time. Moreover, as the only aircraft manufacturer to have models in every market segment, Piper continues to expand its business model to ensure that we are in tune with the times and that we meet the needs of our customers at every level.”
The PiperSport, manufactured under a licensing agreement with Czech Sport Aircraft (CSA) and distributed through Piper’s master distributor, PiperSport Distribution, Inc., is immediately available for sale, with first deliveries scheduled for April.
The PiperSport features a rate of climb of 1,200 feet per minute and is capable of reaching a maximum cruise speed of 138 miles per hour and an altitude of 10,000 feet. The aircraft has a gross weight of 1,320 pounds and 600 pounds of useful load. With the ability to run on automotive fuel, the PiperSport’s 30-gallon fuel capacity gives the aircraft a range of 600 nautical miles and the ability to refuel virtually anywhere in the world that offers either 100LL or premium, unleaded automotive fuel.
There are three variants of the aircraft: The PiperSport, which sells for $119,900; the PiperSport LT (primarily a training model), which sells for $129,900; and the PiperSport LTD (professional model), which sells for $139,900. Each model features the latest in luxury – from leather seats to cutting-edge design – and is equipped with a 100-hp Rotax 912 engine and a BRS complete aircraft parachute recovery system. Each model also features the same gross weight, speed, fuel capacity, and range.
As to specific models, the PiperSport includes:
• Dynon D100 Flight Display
• Garmin 495 GPS
• Garmin SL40 Nav/Com
• Garmin GTX 328 Transponder
• Ameriking ELT
• PS Engineering PM3000 Intercom
In addition to the equipment that the base model PiperSport includes, the PiperSport LT substitutes the Dynon D120 Engine Monitoring system for the PiperSport’s analog display, and the top-of-the-line PiperSport LTD also features the Dynon AP74/HS34 autopilot.
Gould underscored Piper’s heritage in light aircraft and pointed out that that CSA – Piper’s supplier – is a leader in the LSA industry. He added that the PiperSport models build on CSA’s excellent products and reputation with added features specifically for the PiperSport.
“Piper’s heritage dates from what was one of the original ‘LSA’ aircraft of its time: the venerable Piper Cub,” Gould said. “Consequently, Piper is in many ways returning to a market segment we played an integral role in inventing ... but with all the modern, state-of-the-art elements that our customers expect today, from design and manufacturing to performance, avionics and reliability.

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Specifications & Equipment
Cruising Speed MPH138
Range600 nm
Standard Useful Load 600 lbs
Service Ceiling
18,000 ft
EngineRotax 912
Fuel Capacity
30 gallons
Ballistic Recover SystemYes
AvionicsGTX 330 Transponder
Cabin Leather seats, vinyl trim, side panels, and wall-to-wall carpeting.
Il est équipé de série d'un parachute de sécurité fourni par Ballistic Recovery Systems Inc.

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