Piper’s New Trainer: New Glass and Engine

Starting at $259,000 the three-seat Piper 100-series sports a Continental IO-370 and Garmin G3X Touch avionics.

The IO-370-D3A Prime to be used on the Pilot 100 makes 180 HP at 2700 RPM. The TBO is 2200 hours. Piper's Caldecott pointed out that the company thought long and hard for over three years about which engine and avionics it would use in the trainer, which had to be priced well south of $300,000-a price that might be the sweet spot for healthy flight schools. "There is nobody else there at that price point," Caldecott said.
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