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Piper Aircraft announces new fleet agreement with Sierra Charlie Aviation



Piper Aircraft PlaneOshkosh, WI., July 26, 2023 – Piper Aircraft announced today that Sierra Charlie Aviation has placed an order for fifty (50) Archer TX aircraft with deliveries beginning in 2026. These new Piper trainers will serve as a full replacement of their existing fleet of competitive single engine aircraft.

“We are looking forward to expanding our fleet partnership with a premier flight school such as Sierra Charlie Aviation,” said Ron Gunnarson, VP of Marketing, Sales and Customer Support. “Piper trainers are known for their reliability and ease of use, and we are honored Sierra Charlie has chosen Piper to help elevate their program to new heights. We are excited to officially welcome them into the Piper Flight School Alliance.”

“We are thrilled to announce the expansion of our fleet with the acquisition of 50 Piper Aircraft at Oshkosh. This strategic move marks an exciting chapter in our company’s growth, enabling us to deliver even greater value and exceptional flight training for our students and instructors,” said Scott Campbell, owner of Sierra Charlie Aviation. “The Piper Archer and Seminole are remarkable aircraft that perfectly complement our commitment to excellence in aviation and enhancing our operational capabilities while providing an unmatched experience for our students. The addition of these 50 Piper Archers allows us to offer increased availability, flexibility, and efficiency, ensuring that we continue to set the standard for excellence in flight training.”

Sierra Charlie Aviation is a nationally ranked Part 61 flight school based in Scottsdale, Arizona currently operating a twin-engine Piper Seminole. This aircraft will be on display at this year’s Piper Booth at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI. The purchase of these new Archers will support the substantial growth the company plans to see over the coming years.