A pilot shortage is a problem for operators, but it’s proving to be a bankable opportunity for those building training aircraft and related equipment. For example, Piper Aircraft President and CEO Simon Caldecott recently noted that market reaction to his company’s new lower-cost Pilot 100 and 100i trainers has far exceeded expectations, with purchase commitments for more than 100 Pilot aircraft from flight schools around the U.S. Sales announcements for training aircraft at EAA ...

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