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NEW MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT – OCTOBER 18th, 2016

John FosterWhen Piper made the decision several years ago to forego development of a single-engine jet, the obvious question was “now what”?  From significant amounts of customer input, the mandate put forward was that the platform and the powerplant mattered much less than the range/payload profile.  The specific profile called for at least 800 pounds in the cabin moving at least 1,000 NM at high-speed cruise with reserves.  And if the platform utilized the PA46 airframe, the VMO had to be much higher than its current 188 knots….

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