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Piper Aircraft, Inc., is a manufacturer of general aviation aircraft, located at the Vero Beach Municipal Airport in Vero Beach, Florida. Along with Beechcraft and Cessna, it is considered one of the "Big Three" in the field of general aviation manufacturing.  Between its founding in 1927 and the end of 2009, the company had produced 144,000 aircraft in 160 certified models, of which 90,000 are still flying.

Piper's J-3 Cub, a single-engine, high-wing, two-seater, was the first inexpensive training aircraft produced in large numbers. Many former military examples were sold to civilian owners over the 1950-1995 period and seem certain to see many more years in recreational use.

The PA-28 Cherokee has been one of the company's most successful products. Both this design and the twin-engined PA-34 Seneca are used for pilot training around the world. The PA-23 Apache was one of the first aircraft associated with the term "air taxi", although it was superseded in that role by faster and more spacious designs from competitors Beechcraft and Cessna.

Beginning production in 1965, the PA-32 series provided six- or seven-seat, single-engine designs based on the smaller Cherokee. Variously named Cherokee Six, Lance, and Saratoga, these were available as both fixed- and retractable-gear models and also with normally aspirated, fuel-injected, and turbocharged engines. The PA-32s proved popular with private owners, air taxi, and freight companies. Production of the Saratoga-II HPs and Saratoga TCs ended in 2009.

On 21 January 2010 the company announced it had licenced the CZAW SportCruiser and intended to market it as the PiperSport. Piper CEO Kevin Gould said, "The PiperSport is an amazing entry-level aircraft that will bring new customers into Piper and lead the way for those customers to step up into more sophisticated and higher performance aircraft within our line over time." In January 2011, the licensing agreement with Piper was abruptly ended with Piper CEO Geoffrey Berger saying "the company has a different business perspective and approach to the market than Czech Sport Aircraft". 

Summary of aircraft built by Piper Aircraft
Model name First flight Number built Type
J-2 Cub 1936 1207 Single-engined high-wing cabin monoplane
J-3 Cub, L-4 Grasshopper 1938 19,888 Single-engined high-wing cabin monoplane
J-4 Cub Coupe 1939 1251 Single-engined high-wing cabin monoplane
J-5 Cub Cruiser 1940 1507 Single-engined high-wing cabin monoplane
P-1 Applegate Duck 1940 1 Amphibian
P-2 Cub 1941 1 Single-engined high-wing cabin monoplane
P-3 1939 1 Single-engined high-wing cabin monoplane, also known as J-4RX
P-4 Cub 1941 1 Single-engined high-wing cabin monoplane
P-5 1944 1 Single-engined high-wing cabin monoplane, also known as J-3X
PT-1 Trainer 1942 1 Two-seats in tandem, low-wing monoplane
PWA-1 Skycoupe 1943 1 Two-seat low wing twin-boom monoplane, later became PA-7
PWA-8 Cub Cycle 1944 1 Single-seat, mid-wing single-engine monoplane
PA-6 Sky Sedan 1945 2 Four-seat, low-wing retractable gear monoplane
PA-7 Skycoupe 1944 1 Two-seat low wing twin-boom monoplane, was PWA-1,
PA-8 Skycycle 1945 2 Single-seat, mid-wing single-engine monoplane
PA-9 None Single-engined high-wing observation and liaison design
PA-10 None Single-engined low-wing side-by-side two-seater design
PA-11 Cub Special 1947 1541 Single-engined high-wing cabin monoplane
PA-12 Super Cruiser 1946 3760 Single-engined high-wing cabin monoplane
PA-13 - - Designation not used
PA-14 Family Cruiser 1948 238 Single-engined high-wing cabin monoplane
PA-15 Vagabond 1948 387 Side-by-side two-seat high-wing monoplane
PA-16 Clipper 1949 736 Four-seat version of the PA-15
PA-17 Vagabond 1948 214 Dual-control variant of the PA-15
PA-18 Super Cub 1950 10,222 Single-engined high-wing cabin monoplane
PA-19 Super Cub 1949 3 Initial designation for military version of the PA-18,
reverted to PA-18 designation after three built
PA-20 Pacer 1950 1120 Re-designed PA-16
PA-21 None Proposed production version of the Baumann Brigadier
PA-22 Tri-Pacer 1951 9490 Updated version of the PA-20 with nose wheel
PA-23 Apache 1954 2047 Twin-engined low-wing cabin monoplane
PA-24 Comanche 1958 4717 Single-engine four-seat low-wing cabin monoplane
PA-24-400 Comanche 1964 148 Re-engined PA-24 development
PA-25 Pawnee 1959 5167 Single-engined agricultural monoplane
PA-26 None Proposed higher-power version of the PA-24
PA-27 Aztec 1960 4929 Improved version of the PA-23, kept PA-23 designation
PA-28 Cherokee 1961 10,896 Single-engined low-wing cabin monoplane
PA-28-140 Cherokee 1964 10,089 Two-seat training variant
PA-28 Warrior 1974 4842 Improved PA-28
PA-28-235 Cherokee/Dakota 1964 2913 Higher-power PA-28
PA-28R Arrow 1967 6694 Retractable landing gear variant of the PA-28
PA-28R-300 Pillán 1982 2, plus kits for final assembly in Chile and Spain Two-seat military trainer designed for ENAER of Chile
PA-29 Papoose 1962 1 Small trainer of fiberglass construction
PA-30 Twin Comanche 1963 2001 Four-seat twin-engined low wing cabin monoplane
PA-31 Navajo 1967 1785 Eight-seat twin-engined low wing cabin monoplane
PA-31-350 Chieftain 1973 1825 Stretched Navajo
PA-31P Pressurized Navajo 1970 309 Pressurized version of Navajo with more powerful engines
PA-31P-350 Mojave 1983 ~50 Lower-power successor to Pressurized Navajo,
piston-engine Cheyenne/Chieftain hybrid
PA-31T Cheyenne 1974 847 Turboprop powered derivative of Pressurized Navajo
PA-32 Cherokee Six 1966 4373 Six-seat Cherokee derivative with wider cabin
PA-32R Lance/Saratoga 1976 2721 Retractable landing gear variant of the PA-32
PA-33 Comanche 1966 1 Pressurized Comanche
PA-34 Seneca 1972 4354 Twin-engine derivative of PA-32R
PA-35 Pocono 1968 1 Twin-engined pressurized commuter airliner
PA-36 Pawnee Brave 1973 938 Single-engined agricultural monoplane
PA-37 None Proposed twin-engined PA-33
PA-38 Tomahawk 1978 2519 Two-seat basic trainer
PA-39 Twin Comanche C/R 1970 155 Improved PA-30 with counter-rotating propellers
PA-40 Arapaho 1973 3 built,
5 not completed
PA-39 replacement
PA-41P 1974 1 Pressurized Aztec
PA-42 Cheyenne 1980 175 T-tail derivative of PA-31T Cheyenne
PA-43 None Proposed piston-engined PA-42
PA-44 Seminole 1979 469 Twin-engined derivative of PA-28R
PA-45 None Proposed six-seat T-tailed aircraft family
PA-46 Malibu 1984 344 Six-seat pressurized single
PA-47 Piperjet 2008 1 seating for 6 or 7 based on configuration
PA-48 Enforcer 1971 4 Single-seat counter-insurgency aircraft based on the Cavalier Mustang/North American P-51 Mustang
PA-60 Aerostar 1967 1010 Six-seat pressurized twin,
Piper purchased the design from Ted R. Smith
PiperSport 2010 40 Two-seat light-sport aircraft marketed by Piper between January 2010 and January 2011.
It was produced by Czech Sport Aircraft and previously known as the SportCruiser

Source: Wikipedia