The New Piper Aircraft, Inc.
According to “the New Piper Aircraft company, headquartered in Vero Beach, FL, they have a 70 year history of developing and manufacturing aircraft, with more than 144,000 Piper airplanes brought to market and more than 160 models certified. An estimated 90,000 of those Piper airplanes are still flying and being serviced and supported on every continent by Piper’s 65 service centers, 40 dealers and 2,500 field personnel.
Today, Piper is the only general aviation manufacturer to build and offer aircraft for every general aviation mission, from trainers and high-performance aircraft for personal and business use, to turbine-powered business aircraft ... and now, the Piper Jet. When Mr. Piper introduced the Piper Cub in 1937, he had a dream. He felt that everyone should fly. And he believed that Piper Jet could provide everyone with that freedom.
According to Hoovers, The New Piper Aircraft company's product line includes training planes such as the Seminole, Arrow, and Warrior III, models designed for personal use such as the Saratoga II TC, Saratoga II HP, Archer III, Piper 6X, and the Piper 6XT, and business aircraft such as the Meridian, Mirage, and Seneca V. The company was formed in 1995 to buy key assets of general aviation pioneer Piper Aircraft, which had declared bankruptcy in 1991. (The Piper Cub, a WWII-era trainer, was Piper Aircraft's best-known product.) Investment firm American Capital Strategies acquired a controlling stake in New Piper in 2003.