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PIPER Cheyenne 400

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Name Cheyenne 400
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:

PIPER PA-42-1000 Cheyenne 400
PIPER Cheyenne 400

PIPER Cheyenne 400

PIPER Cheyenne 400 PIPER Cheyenne 400 3D


Executive transport aircraft. In service since 1984. More powerful and faster airliner development of PA-42-720 Cheyenne 3.

Technical Data

Wing span 14.5 m47.572 ft <br />
Length 13.2 m43.307 ft <br />
Height 5.2 m17.06 ft <br />
Powerplant 2 x 1.645 SHP derated to 1.000 SHP Garrett TPE331-14A/B turboprops with 4 blade propellers.
Engine model AlliedSignal TPE-331, Garrett AiResearch TPE-331

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 358 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 606 m ROC 3500 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.62 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 427 m
MTOW 55005,500 kg <br />5.5 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL400 ROD ft/min APC B
WTC L Range 22832,283 nm <br />4,228,116 m <br />4,228.116 km <br />13,871,771.664 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving PAY4

  • Vehicle / PAY4, Perth Western Australia, 2012 (Whilst a light aircraft was lined up for departure, a vehicle made an incorrect assumption about the nature of an ambiguously-phrased ATC TWR instruction and proceeded to enter the same runway. There was no actual risk of conflict since, although LVP were still in force after earlier fog, the TWR controller was able to see the vehicle incursion and therefore withhold the imminent take off clearance. The subsequent Investigation noted that it was imperative that clearance read backs about which there is doubt are not made speculatively in the expectation that they will elicit confirmation or correction.)