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Piper Aircraft Division of Bangor Punta Corporation

Piper Aircraft Corporation which manufactures over 26 different airplanes ranging from a revolutionary-tailed Tomahawk trainer to a 10 passenger, turboprop Cheyenne. Piper accounted for over half of all company sales in 1979.

Piper Planes

Piper Cheyenne I Corporate Turboprop (1981)

Piper Cheyenne I Corporate Turboprop (1981)

It's no secret that the Piper Cheyenne I will fly more passengers higher, faster, farther and in considerably greater comfort and luxury than any piston powered airplane conceivably could.

GG Archives REF: BPPAC-033-1981-C-AD

Piper Cheyenne II XL - Specifications, Diagrams and Photo (1981)

Piper Cheyenne II XL - Specifications, Diagrams and Photo (1981)

The Piper Cheyenne II XL Turboprop for business- here are some of the basic specifications, dimensions, cutaway diagram and conceptual photograph of flagship of the business fleet.

GG Archives REF: BPPAC-032-1981-BW-SLT

Piper Cheyenne III - Sophisticated Corporate Airplane (1981)

Piper Cheyenne III - Sophisticated Corporate Airplane (1981)

From the moment you begin discussing the purchase of a new Piper Cheyenne with the aviation specialists in one of our Corporate Aircraft Centers (CORPACs for short), you have, in effect, added a new division to your company.

GG Archives REF: BPPAC-039-1981-C-AD

The New Cheyenne IV (1983)

The New Cheyenne IV (1983)

Bangor Punta was a large, diverse conglomerate that once upon a time, owned Smith & Wesson, Piper Aviation, Jenson Marine and many others. This is their legacy.

GG Archives REF: BPPAC-025-1983-BW-AD

Introducing the Piper Dakota (1978)

Introducing the Piper Dakota (1978)

Most planes in this class are bought for load carrying. And compared to the 1135-pound useful load of an equipped Skylane, a comparably equipped Dakota carries 1236 pounds.

GG Archives REF: BPPAC-002-1978-C-AD-3

Piper Dakota: Range, Speed, Load Capacity (1979)

Piper Dakota: Range, Speed, Load Capacity (1979)

The Dakota achieves its range capability without any sacrifice in speed. At a fuel consenting 65% power and 9000 feet, for example, the Dakota cruises at 139 knots, compared to 137 for the Skylane.

GG Archives REF: BPPAC-035-1979-C-AD

Piper Turbo Dakota Four-Place, Fixed-Gear Single Engine Plane (1979)

Piper Turbo Dakota Four-Place, Fixed-Gear Single Engine Plane (1979)

There's never before been an airp32lane quite like it. The Turbo Dakota is absolutely the first four-place, fixed-gear, single-engine, turbocharged airplane ever to roll off a production line.

GG Archives REF: BPPAC-036-1979-C-AD

Piper Mailibu - Pressurized Cabin-Class Single (1983)

Piper Mailibu - Pressurized Cabin-Class Single (1983)

The six-place Piper Malibu will cruise at 208 knots at 25,000 feet. Taking off from a 2,000-foot strip, with three passengers and 120 lbs. of baggage, it will fly 1,340 nautical miles with reserves. And will burn only 16 gallons of fuel per hour doing it.

GG Archives REF: BPPAC-040-1983-C-AD

Piper Mojave - Pressurized Cabin Class Plane (1983)

Piper Mojave - Pressurized Cabin Class Plane (1983)

The Mojave not only does everything you've ever wanted a pressurized, cabin-class piston hvm to do. It enjoys the singular advantage of being a Piper.

GG Archives REF: BPPAC-037-1983-C-AD

Piper Saratoga - Moving Pianos and 3-Hour Flights (1980)

Piper Saratoga - Moving Pianos and 3-Hour Flights (1980)

The new Piper Saratoga fixed-gear, successor to the Six-300, actually carries 7% more useful load—a full 1,675 pounds.So the 375-pound weight of the piano was, once again, no problem at all. And there was even more weight capability than before left over.

GG Archives REF: BPPAC-038-1980-C-AD

Saratoga SP & Turbo Saratoga SP (1980)

Saratoga SP & Turbo Saratoga SP (1980)

The Saratoga SP with its 300 hp Lycoming engine, gives long range performance while taking it easy on fuel. The fuel tanks hold over 100 gallons, so you can fly 983 nm ...

GG Archives REF: BPPAC-006-1980-C-BRO

Speciality Planes

The Piper AG Planes - Agricultural Aircraft (1978)

The Piper AG Planes - Agricultural Aircraft (1978)

These aircraft represent more than 30 years of Piper experience in the design, manufacture and constant refinement of agricultural aircraft.

GG Archives REF: BPPAC-003-1978-C-BRO

Brochures and Catalogs

The '79 PIPERS More Airplane for the Dollar (1979)

The '79 PIPERS More Airplane for the Dollar (1979)

The performance information For 1979 Piper Airplanes are based on an airplane flown at maximum gross weight under standard sea level atmospheric conditions... (Includes All Model Performance Chart)

GG Archives REF: BPPAC-005-1979-C-FLY

The '79 PIPERS: More Airplane For The Dollar Brochure (1979)

The '79 PIPERS: More Airplane For The Dollar Brochure (1979)

Today the Piper line of aircraft includes 27 different models, ranging from two-place trainers and agricultural applicators to the turbo prop Cheyennes... (Covers all models)

GG Archives REF: BPPAC-004-1978-C-BRO

Piper Aircraft Corporation Operating Economics Guides (1981-1982)

Piper Aircraft Corporation Operating Economics Guides (1981-1982)

The Piper Aircraft Corporation Operating Economics Guide was a brochure insert provided to prospective buyers as an added information source. It provided data on the fixed and variable cost of operating each aircraft model.

Branding and Public Relations

7 Facts About Learning To Fly From Piper Aircraft

7 Facts About Learning To Fly From Piper Aircraft (1978)

Read how you can enjoy the exhilarating and adventurous world of flight. Almost anyone can be taught to take off and land, but becoming a well-rounded pilot is a different thing.

GG Archives REF: BPPAC-026-1978-BW-AD

Piper Aircraft News Release: Cheyenne III Deliveries Underway (1980-09-18)

Piper Aircraft News Release: Cheyenne III Deliveries Underway (1980-09-18)

The Cheyenne III heads the highly successful turboprop family of Cheyennes as the flagship of the Piper fleet. It is the first turboprop to incorporate nacelle baggage lockers.

GG Archives REF: BPPAC-030-1980-C-PR

Piper Aircraft News Release: Commitment to the Business Aircraft Market (1980-09-18)

Piper Aircraft News Release: Commitment to the Business Aircraft Market (1980-09-18)

The Piper flagship, the all-new Cheyenne III, leads the industry in cabin comfort, with the longest cabin in its class and the quietest ride of any turboprop on the market today.

GG Archives REF: BPPAC-028-1980-C-PR

Piper Aircraft News Release: Extended Range for Cheyenne IIIs (1980-09-18)

Piper Aircraft News Release: Extended Range for Cheyenne IIIs (1980-09-18)

Piper Aircraft Corporation, a Bangor Punta Company, announced today the availability of an increased gross weight and extended range for all Cheyenne III aircraft...

GG Archives REF: BPPAC-031-1980-C-PR

Piper Aircraft News Release: New Cheyenne II XL Business Turboprop (1980-09-18)

Piper Aircraft News Release: New Cheyenne II XL Business Turboprop 1980-09-18

Introducing Piper's newest turboprop, the Cheyenne II XL. As the fourth member of Piper's popular family of Cheyenne business aircraft.

GG Archives REF: BPPAC-029-1980-C-PR

The Showdown of Piper Aircraft - Chris-Craft Industries v. Bangor Punta Corporation

In 1969, The Piper Family agreed to sell Piper Aircraft to Bangor Punta Corporation which started an eight-year court battle with the loosing bidder, Chris-Craft Industries, culminating in a Supreme Court decision in 1977.

U.S. Supreme Court
PIPER v. CHRIS-CRAFT INDUSTRIES, 430 U.S. 1 (1977)
430 U.S. 1

PIPER ET AL. v. CHRIS-CRAFT INDUSTRIES, INC.
CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT

No. 75-353.

Argued October 6, 1976
Decided February 23, 1977*

Together with No. 75-354, First Boston Corp. v. Chris-Craft Industries, Inc., and No. 75-355, Bangor Punta Corp. et al. v. Chris-Craft Industries, Inc., also on certiorari to the same court.

  1. Link to the Case Preview: https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/430/1/
  2. Link to the Full Text of Case: https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/430/1/case.html
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Bangor Punta Era

The Bangor Punta era, lasted approximately twenty years -- from 1964 to 1984.

History will likely remember the company for its tenacity in pursuing acquisitions; their high-profile corporate executives; and, two United States Supreme Court cases that the company was involved in during its short life span.

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