Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Piper Seminole PA 44 to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.
The PA 44 Seminole is really a twin-engine variant of the PA-32 family. The fuselage is that of the T-tailed Arrow IV. The Seminole was introduced in 1979, went out of production in 1982, and reentered production again in 1989.
Two 180 hp Lycomings power the Seminole. A turbocharged 180 hp engine was also an alternative from 1981 to 1982. The Seminole’s performance is indifferent and, for less money, there are singles that are faster, can carry more, or can go farther. The forte of the Seminole is as a training aircraft. It is as inexpensive a twin as you can find.
Engine-out handling is good when lightly loaded, and the flight characteristics are docile, making it a sought-after twin-engine trainer.
Seminole PA 44
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