Piper Aircraft announced today the recent certification the 1,000th Seminole, PA-44-181. The milestone aircraft was on display at the annual Sun-n-Fun Aerospace Expo and will join Piper’s demo fleet.

The PA-44, named the Piper Seminole, was first granted FAA type approval on March 10, 1978 with the first delivery taking place in July 1978. Today the Piper Seminole flown around the world as a twin-engine trainer and features fuel injected engines and Garmin G1000 NXi avionics.

“The Seminole provides the ideal student learning environment, reliability and ultimate flight school profitability,” said Ron Gunnarson, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Support. “Crossing the 1,000th aircraft threshold is a testament to the aircraft’s robust design and popularity in meeting the best flight school’s demands of low life cycle costs and high dispatch rates. The Seminole is part of Piper’s complete line up of training products, which offers a wide range of capabilities, allowing flight schools to find the perfect fit for their training business needs.”