Piper Aircraft announced on Monday that it had secured an order for 20 of its Pilot 100i single-engine trainers for flyGateway Aviation Institute, a flight training organization based in Pennsylvania and Delaware.
The order was placed during EAA AirVenture 2021.
The school, an affiliate of Liberty University, will take delivery of the first 14 aircraft in January 2022, with the other six units accepted later in the year.
With four locations across two states, flyGateway says it’s the largest training organization operating under Part 141 in the region.
“We are extremely excited to work with one of the premier flight schools in the Northeast,” said Hans Stancil, fleet sales director for North America for Piper, in a press release. “Their commitment to providing exceptional flight training that is accessible and more affordable is very well aligned with Piper’s mission and commitment to the training industry.”
“The Pilot 100i greatly increases our ability to deliver training efficiently and cost-effectively while working to cultivate an unmatched pilot pipeline for the airline industry,” said Regis de Ramel, board chairman for flyGateway.
The Pilot 100i gained FAA type certificate approval in December 2020 and deliveries began that month.