Piper Cheyenne 400 LS – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Piper Cheyenne 400 LS to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Piper Cheyenne 400 LS
AIRCRAFT NAME
Cheyenne 400 LS
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Piper
RANGE
1140 nm
SPEED
349 kts
PASSENGERS
6 people
ACQUISITION COST
$1200000
ENGINES
Honeywell Engines TPE 331-14 2
WINGSPAN
47.7 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

The Cheyenne 400 LS is the largest and fastest of the Cheyenne family of twin turboprops, whose origins date back to the Piper PA31 in 1966. Certificated in 1984, 44 of this model were produced through 1992. The aircraft has excellent takeoff performance and high cruise speeds for its class. It shares the same cabin as the Cheyenne III series and typically seats six passengers in the cabin, with room for an aft lavatory. Two 1,000 shp TPE 331-14 engines power the Cheyenne 400 LS. Externally, the 400 LS is distinguished from the I/II by its tall, T-tail.