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SINGAPORE: Piper delivers trainers to Indonesia

Piper Aircraft has delivered 15 training aircraft to Sekolah Tinggi Penerbang Indonesia (STPI), the government flight school based at Budiarto airport in Curug.

The handovers are the first part of a December 2015 contract covering the acquisition of 20 single-engined Archers and five twin-engined Seneca Vs. STPI will accept eight additional Archers and two more Seneca Vs beginning in July 2016.

STPI, run by the nation's transport ministry, provides airline-oriented flight training and already operates 18 Piper Warriors which were delivered in 2012.

"The addition of these Archer and Seneca aircraft will enable Indonesia to train flight students with the highest level of technology available today and will further support STPI in its mission to train more students to meet the country's growing requirement for airline pilots," says Chuck Glass, Piper's director of sales.

The sale and delivery was supported by Piper's regional dealer, Wings over Asia, headquartered in Singapore.

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