Piper Aircraft has terminated its business relationship with Czech Republic based Czech Sport Aircraft only a year after joining forces, citing differences in business philosophies.
Czech Sport Aircraft’s SportCruiser Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) had been distributed by Piper under the PiperSport name by a separate dealer network, but Piper says differences soon emerged that caused the partnership to eventually split.
“Clearly, the company has a different business perspective and approach to the market than Czech Sport Aircraft,” Piper CEO Geoffrey Berger said in a statement.
“We at Piper have a close affinity with this emerging segment of the marketplace and we have great expectations for the LSA industry. The LSA we were distributing is a good one and we encourage aviation enthusiasts to continue their support of this segment of the market.
“We certainly understand the implications of this development in the Light Sport Aircraft segment and do not take this action carelessly.”