Piper PA-31 Navajo / Chieftain / Mojave

Corporate / Commuter Aircraft

Piper PA-31P Spanish Air Force E.18-3 42-72 31P-7300146 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
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.
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.
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 ft 8 in
Wing Area21,3 m²229 ft²
Length10,55 m34 ft 7 in
Height3,96 m12 ft 12 in
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

[Photo-ID: 2995] © Hartmut Ehlers 2010-01-14
Piper PA-31 Navajo, , LV-JZA, c/n ,© Hartmut Ehlers, 2010Piper
PA-31 Navajo
Reg.: LV-JZA
One of many captured drug runners, detained by FAP until public sale.
[Nu Guazu (Campo Grande), Asunción]
[Photo-ID: 255] © Karsten Palt 2007-05-15
Piper  PA-31 Navajo C, Ger-Pol Air Taxi, D-IFBU, c/n 31-8012050,© Karsten Palt, 2007Piper
PA-31 Navajo C
Ger-Pol Air Taxi
Reg.: D-IFBU
c/n: 31-8012050
[Wilhelmshaven-Mariensiel (EDWI / WVN)]
[Photo-ID: 10729] © Karsten Palt 2014-10-23
Piper PA-31P, Spanish Air Force, E.18-3, c/n 31P-7300146,© Karsten Palt, 2014Piper
Spanish Air Force
Reg.: E.18-3
c/n: 31P-7300146
Museo del Aire [Madrid]