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The Piper PA-28 is a family of two and four seat light aircraft built by Piper and used for flight training, air taxi and personal use. The aircraft is of all metal semi-monocouque construction with fixed or retractable tricycle undercarriage.
The PA-28 received its type rating certificate from the FAA in 1960 and remains in production to date. There are a number of variations of the aircraft with different engines and avionics fits as well as fixed and constant speed propellers. Production has been mainly in the USA but the aircraft has also been built in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. In total over 33,000 have been built. Originally the aircraft had a constant chord rectangular platform wing but beginning with the Warrior in 1974 Piper switched to a semi-tapered wing with a new profile and 2 foot longer span, also the root was swept forward near the fuselage body. There are four models in production, the Arrow with retractable gear, a 200hp fuel injected Lycoming IO-360-C1C6 engine and Garmin G500 avionics, the Archer has fixed gear, a 180hp Lycoming O-360-A4M engine and Garmin G1000 avionics. The Archer DX has a 155hp Continental CD-155 diesel engine and Garmin G1000 avionics, the Warrior has a 160hp Lycoming O-320-D3G engine and Garmin G500 avionics.