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

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

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Piper Cheyenne III
AIRCRAFT NAME
Cheyenne III
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Piper
RANGE
997 nm
SPEED
286 kts
PASSENGERS
6 people
ACQUISITION COST
$675000
ENGINES
Pratt && Whitney Canada PT6A-41 2
AVIONICS
Garmin Generic
WINGSPAN
47.7 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

Based on the PA-31 Cheyenne I and II series, the Cheyenne III was referred to as the PA 42-720. It is powered by two 720 shp PT6A-41 engines. The III-series cabin is longer than the I and II series. Externally, the III is different from the I and II series because of a tall T-Tail. The Cheyenne III typically seats six or seven and has an aft lavatory.