Piper Cheyenne II – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

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

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Piper Cheyenne II
AIRCRAFT NAME
Cheyenne II
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Piper
RANGE
720 nm
SPEED
283 kts
PASSENGERS
5 people
ACQUISITION COST
$495000
ENGINES
Pratt && Whitney Canada PT6A-28 2
AVIONICS
Garmin G600 (Upgrade)
WINGSPAN
42.7 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

The Cheyenne I and II series are essentially turboprop versions of the popular PA31 Navajo. The original Cheyenne prototype first flew in 1969. Later named the Cheyenne II, it entered production in 1974 as a PA-31T-620. The 620 designation refers to its 620 shp PT6A-28 engines. The company produced 528 Model IIs from 1974 through 1983. It shares the same cabin with the Cheyenne I/IA, but has better performance due to its higher hp engines. The Cheyenne II typically seats five passengers in the cabin and has a small aft lavatory.