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PIPER Cheyenne 1

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Name Cheyenne 1
Manufacturer PIPER
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing with wing tip tanks
Tail Regular tail, low set
Type code L2T
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Multi
Position (Front) Wing leading mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 2

Manufacturered as:

CHINCUL PA-A-31T1-500 Cheyenne 1
CHINCUL Cheyenne 1
PIPER PA-31T1-500 Cheyenne 1
PIPER Cheyenne 1

PIPER Cheyenne 1

PIPER Cheyenne 1 PIPER Cheyenne 1 3D


Originally, the aircraft was an upgraded version of the Pressurized Navajo equipped with two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-28 turboprop engines. Later, the aircraft was further refined and developed, including aerodynamic improvements and fuselage extensions. The PA-31T led to the development of the PA-42 Cheyenne III and IV.

Technical Data

Wing span 13.01 m42.684 ft <br />
Length 10.57 m34.678 ft <br />
Height 3.89 m12.762 ft <br />
Powerplant 2 x 620 SHP P&W PT6A-28 turboprops with 3 blade propellers.
Engine model Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 261 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 436 m ROC 1750 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 484 m
MTOW 39463,946 kg <br />3.946 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL280 ROD ft/min APC
WTC Range 12851,285 nm <br />2,379,820 m <br />2,379.82 km <br />7,807,808.405 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving PAY1

None on SKYbrary