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Piper PA-31 Navajo / Chieftain / Mojave

Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain © Jenny Coffey
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PA-31 Navajo / Chieftain / Mojave

Corporate / Commuter Aircraft

The Piper PA-31 is a twin-engined six- to ten-seat corporate and commuter aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corporation.
Propulsion2 Piston Engines
Engine ModelLycoming TIO-540-J2BD
Engine Power (each)261 kW350 hp
Speed428 km/h231 kts
  266 mph
Service Ceiling7.315 m24.000 ft
Range1.759 km950 NM
1.093 mi.
Empty Weight1.915 kg4.222 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight3.175 kg7.000 lbs
Wing Span12,40 m40,7 ft
Wing Area21,3 m²229 ft²
Length10,55 m34,6 ft
Height3,96 m13,0 ft
First Flight30.09.1964
Production Statusout of production
Total Productionca. 3970
Data for (Version)Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain
VariantsPA-31 Navajo, PA-31-300 Navajo, PA-31P Pressurized Navajo, PA-31-325 Navajo C/R, PA-31-350 Chieftain, PA-31P-350 Mojave, PA-31-350T1020 / T-1020, PA-31T3 / T-1040, EMB-820C, Neiva
The production models of the Piper PA-31 include the Navajo, the Pressurized Navajo with pressurized cabin, the Chieftain with stretched fuselage (+ 0,61m / 2 ft), the Mojave a piston engine variant of the Piper PA-31T Cheyenne and the commuter variants T-1020 and the T-1040. The Piper PA-31 was also licence-built in Argentina and Columbia and in Brazil by EMBRAER as the EMB-820 Navajo.

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