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

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

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Piper Cheyenne IIIA
AIRCRAFT NAME
Cheyenne IIIA
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Piper
RANGE
867 nm
SPEED
305 kts
PASSENGERS
6 people
ACQUISITION COST
$975000
ENGINES
Pratt && Whitney Canada PT6A-61 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 IIIA was referred to as the PA 42-720. It is powered by two 720 shp PT6A-61 engines. The Cheyenne III has 720 shp PT6A-41 engines. The III-series cabin was longer than the Cheyenne I and II series. Externally, the III is distinguished from the I/II by its tall, T-tail. The Cheyenne III series typically seat six or seven and include an aft lavatory.