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PIPER Cheyenne 3

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Name Cheyenne 3
Manufacturer PIPER
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing with wing tip tanks
Tail T-tail
WTC Light
Type code L2T
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Multi
Position (Front) Wing leading mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 2

Manufacturered as:

AICSA PA-42-720 Cheyenne 3
AICSA Cheyenne 3
PIPER PA-42-720 Cheyenne 3
PIPER Cheyenne 3

PIPER Cheyenne 3

PIPER Cheyenne 3 PIPER Cheyenne 3 3D


Executive transport aircraft. In service since 1980. Larger T-tail development of PA-31T Cheyenne 2. Replaced by the more powerful PA-42-720. Licence production by AICSA, Columbia. Airliner version PA-31T3, T-400 Cheyenne 400.

Technical Data

Wing span 14.50 m47.572 ft <br />
Length 13.2 m43.307 ft <br />
Height 4.5 m14.764 ft <br />
Powerplant 2 x 720 SHP P&W PT6A-41 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 305 kts MACH IAS kts IAS 109 kts Vapp (IAS) 109 kts
Distance 465 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 583 m
MTOW 50805,080 kg <br />5.08 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL360 ROD ft/min APC B
WTC L Range 22702,270 nm <br />4,204,040 m <br />4,204.04 km <br />13,792,782.162 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving PAY3

None on SKYbrary