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UD Begins the Modernization of its Complex Aircraft Training Fleet

On August 17, the University of Dubuque (UD) took delivery of its first new technically advanced training aircraft. Over the next four months, UD will take delivery of 3 new PA28R Arrows and two new PA44-180 Seminoles. These aircraft support advanced training required for pilots seeking FAA advanced licensure. The 2015 Piper PA28R Arrow is a single-engine aircraft that comes equipped with the Garmin G500 flat panel cockpit technology, retractable landing gear, constant speed controllable pitch propeller, cruises at 137 knots, and has seating for four occupants.

The 2015 Piper PA44-180 Seminole is a twin-engine aircraft equipped with the Garmin G1000 Integrated Flight Deck. The Seminoles are equipped with two constant speed, full-feathering propellers, retractable landing gear, cruises at 162 knots, and has seating for four occupants.

These program additions to the fleet of 20 training aircraft provide a standardized set of technology to ease training and reduce costs for UD students. UD’s Flight Operations Center is located at the Dubuque Regional Airport on Hwy. 61, just south of the city.

The UD Aviation Program provides students with the academic and professional tools needed to achieve success in the constantly changing aviation industry.

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