PiperJet Now Slated for 2013 Service Entry

The hamstrung economy has affected almost all aviation projects, and the developmental single-engine PiperJet is no exception. Piper now plans first deliveries for 2013 - a schedule based partly on available funding, but also on when the company expects the economic recovery to occur. Piper initially announced program delays, then enjoyed a funding infusion from Asian investor Imprimus. According to the company, it lost a limited number of position holders, and currently holds orders for more than 200 of the jets.