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PIPER PA-31

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PA31
Aircraft
Name PA-31
Manufacturer PIPER
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail Regular tail, mid set
WTC Light
APC A
Type code L2P
Aerodrome Reference Code 1A
Engine Piston
Engine count Multi
Position (Front) Wing leading mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 2


Manufacturered as:

AICSA PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain
AICSA PA-31-350 Chieftain
AICSA PA-31-325 Navajo CR
AICSA PA-31-310 Navajo
AICSA Chieftain
AICSA Navajo CR
AICSA Navajo Chieftain
AICSA Navajo
CHINCUL PA-A-31P-425 Pressurized Navajo
CHINCUL PA-A-31-350 Navajo Chieftain
CHINCUL PA-A-31-350 Chieftain
CHINCUL PA-A-31-310 Navajo
CHINCUL PA-A-31-325 Navajo CR
CHINCUL Pressurized Navajo
CHINCUL Chieftain
CHINCUL Navajo CR
CHINCUL Navajo Chieftain
CHINCUL Navajo
COLEMILL Panther Navajo
COLEMILL Panther 3
COLEMILL Panther 2
EMBRAER Navajo
EMBRAER EMB-820 Navajo
NEIVA EMB-820 Navajo
NEIVA Navajo
PIPER PA-31-300 Navajo
PIPER PA-31-310 Navajo
PIPER PA-31-325 Navajo CR
PIPER PA-31-350 Chieftain
PIPER PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain
PIPER PA-31-350 T-1020
PIPER PA-31P-350 Mojave
PIPER PA-31P-425 Pressurized Navajo
PIPER T-1020
PIPER Pressurized Navajo
PIPER Chieftain
PIPER Mojave
PIPER Navajo CR
PIPER Navajo
PIPER Navajo Chieftain


PIPER PA-31

PIPER PA-31 PIPER PA-31 3D

Description

Corporate twin and commuter aircraft. In service since 1965 (Chieftain since 1973). Commuter and airliner development. Basic for a large series of developments that led to Cheyenne 400LS. PA-31-350 Chieftain improved, stretched version for 9 passengers with more powerful counter rotating engines. Production of the Navajo ceased in 1983 (1800 aircraft built) and of the Chieftain in 1984 (1825 aircraft built). Pressurized versions PA-31P Pressurized Navajo and PA-31P-350 Mojave. The PA-31-310 Navajo has 3 square and one rounded cabin window, the PA-31-350 has 4 square cabin windows. Chieftain: Length 10,6 m MTOW 3,200kg7,054.792 lbs
3.2 tonnes
.

Technical Data

Wing span 12.4 m40.682 ft
Length 9.9 m32.48 ft
Height 4 m13.123 ft
Powerplant PA-31: 2 x 310 HP Lycoming TIO-540-A turbocharged piston engines with 3 blade propellers.

Chieftain: 2 x 350 HP Lycoming TIO-540-J2BD turbocharged piston engines with 3 blade propellers.

Engine model Lycoming O-540

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) 90 kts IAS 120 kts IAS 140 kts IAS 140 kts MACH TAS 210 kts MACH IAS 200 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 90 kts
Distance 400 m ROC 1200 ft/min ROC 800 ft/min ROC 500 ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD 800 ft/min MCS kts Distance 575 m
MTOW 29502,950 kg
2.95 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL260 ROD ft/min APC A
WTC L Range 10251,025 nm
1,898,300 m
1,898.3 km
6,228,018.377 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving PA31

  • Vehicle / PA31, Mackay SE Australia, 2008 (On 29 June 2012, a Piper PA31 taking off from runway 05 on a passenger charter flight just missed hitting an inspection vehicle which had entered the take off runway from an intersecting one contrary to ATC clearance. The overflying aircraft was estimated to have cleared the vehicle by approximately 20 feet and the pilot was unaware it had entered the active runway. The driver had been taking a mobile telephone call at the time and attributed the incursion to distraction. The breached clearance had been given and correctly read back approximately two minutes prior to the conflict occurring.)