Piper PA-31 Chieftain/Mojave/T-1020/T-1040

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeEight/ten seat corporate transport and commuter airliner
  • PowerplantsPA-31P-350 Mojave - Two 260kW (350hp) Lycoming TIO-540-V2AD turbocharged and fuel injected flat six piston engines driving three blade constant speed Hartzell propellers. PA-31-350 Chieftain - Two 260kW (350hp) Lycoming TIO-540-J2BD turbocharged and fuel injected flat sixes.
  • PerformancePA-31P-350 - Max speed 447km/h (241kt), max cruising speed 435km/h (235kt), long range cruising speed 361km/h (195kt). Initial rate of climb 1220ft/min. Service ceiling 30,400ft. Max range with reserves 2260km (1220nm). PA-31-350 - Max speed 428km/h (231kt), max cruising speed 320km/h (173kt), long range cruising speed 254km/h (137kt). Initial rate of climb 1120ft/min. Operational ceiling 24,000ft. Max range with reserves and standard fuel 1760km (950nm), with optional fuel 2390km (1290nm).
  • WeightsPA-31P-350 - Empty equipped 2495kg (5500lb), max takeoff 3265kg (7200lb). PA-31-350 - Empty equipped 1988kg (4383lb), max takeoff 3175kg (7000lb).
  • DimentionsPA-31P-350 - Wing span 13.56m (44ft 6in), length 10.52m (34ft 6in), height 3.96m (13ft 0in). Wing area 22.0m2 (237sq ft). PA-31-350 - Wing span 12.40m (40ft 8in), length 10.55m (34ft 8in), height 3.96m (13ft 0in). Wing area 21.3m2 (229sq ft).
  • CapacityStandard seating in Mojave for seven, including one pilot and passenger, or two pilots on flightdeck, with seating for five behind them. Chieftain has max seating for 10.
  • ProductionProduction : 1827 Chieftain, 52 Mojave, 21 T-1020, 24 T-1040, and 2 experimental PA-31-353.

The PA-31p-350 Mojave was the last pressurized rendition of the PA-31 arrangement to be constructed, while the PA-31-350 Chieftain was an extended Navajo, based on the more modest Navajo's accomplishment in the worker and sanction parts, while the T-120 and T-1040 were carrier advancements.

The extended Navajo Chieftain initially showed up in 1973, after Piper started outline work in 1971 (postponements were brought on by the decimation of the second model and early creation flying machine because of flooding at Piper's Lock Haven plant in June 1972). Initially named the Navajo II, the Navajo Chieftain was planned to contend with the Cessna 402 and to a lesser degree the turboprop fueled Beech 99. Changes over the fundamental Navajo were a lot of people, including a 61cm (2ft) fuselage extend, six side lodge windows, bigger entryways (an additional group entryway was nonobligatory), and all the more influential and counter turning 260kw (350hp) TIO-540 motors. From the 1980 model year the PA-31-350 got to be referred to just as the Chieftain, and the sort stayed in creation until October 1984.

Little numbers were additionally fabricated of the aerial shuttle advanced T-1020 (focused around the Chieftain yet "solidified" for air transport operations) and the Pratt & Whitney Canada Pt6a controlled T-1040 (PA-31t3).

The Mojave was an advancement of the PA-31p, and its airframe was basically like the turboprop controlled PA-31t Cheyenne I's. Progressions included less capable 260kw (350hp) counter turning IO-540-V2as, a lower internal compression differential and more compass wings. Mojaves were fabricated somewhere around 1983 and 1986.

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