Piper has reinvented its first jet-powered offering with the Altaire, a larger, sleeker evolution of the single-engined PiperJet that is now scalable and directed at the business sector as well as the owner/operator market.
While the all-metal proof-of-concept
aircraft was anchored on the rectangular Meridian turboprop fuselage
with a 122cm (48in) spacer, the Altaire will feature a circular
cross-section fuselage that is larger but with the same four-passenger
club seat arrangement (below), says Randy Groom, Piper executive vice-president. Continue reading...