Piper PA-34 Seneca

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeSix place light twin
  • PowerplantsPA-34-200 Seneca - Two 150kW (200hp) Lycoming IO-360-A1A fuel injected flat fours driving two blade c/s props. PA-34-220T Seneca V - Two 165kW (220hp) Teledyne Continental L/TSIO-360-RB turbocharged, intercooled fuel injected counter rotating flat sixes driving two blade Hartzell or optional three blade McCauley c/s prop.
  • PerformancePA-34-200 Seneca - Max speed 314km/h (170kt), max cruising speed 300km/h (160kt), long range cruising speed 267km/h (144kt). Initial rate of climb 1360ft/min. Service ceiling 19,400ft. Max range with no reserves 1818km (982nm). PA-34-220T Seneca V - Max speed 379km/h (205kt), max cruising speed at 10,000ft 341km/h (184kt), at 18,500ft 367km/h (198kt), normal cruising speed at 10,000ft 322km/h (174kt), at 16,500ft 352km/h (190kt). Initial rate of climb 1550ft/min. Max certificated altitude 25,000ft. Range at max range power with reserves at 10,000ft 1295km (700nm), at 18,500ft 1222km (660nm).
  • WeightsPA-34-200 Seneca - Empty 1190kg (2623lb), max takeoff 1905kg (4200lb). PA-34-220T Seneca V - Empty equipped 1532kg (3377lb), max takeoff 2155kg (4750lb).
  • DimentionsPA-34-200 Seneca - Wing span 11.85m (38ft 11in), length 8.69m (28ft 6in), height 3.02m (9ft 11in). Wing area 19.2m2 (206.5sq ft). PA-34-220T Seneca V - Same except length 8.72m (28ft 8in). Wing area 19.4m2 (208.7sq ft).
  • CapacitySeating for six in all but Seneca V which seats five or optionally six.
  • ProductionApproximately 4750 Senecas built by Piper (incl approx 200 Vs), plus approx 20 Seneca IIs licence built in Poland by PZL-Mielec as the M-20 Mewa, and over 870 in Brazil by Embraer as the EMB-810.

The best six spot light twin subsequent to its presentation, the Seneca is a twin motor improvement of the Cherokee Six.

Seneca improvement started when Piper flew a changed over trimotor Cherokee Six, assigned PA-32-3m, fitted with two extra 85kw (115hp) Lycomings O-235 on either wing. The ensuing twin motor model PA-34-180 Twin 6 first flew with two 135kw (180hp) Lycomings, while the complete standard third Seneca model, the PA-34-200 Twin 6, first flew in October 1969 with fuel infused 150kw (200hp) IO-360s. Creation conveyances of the beginning PA-34-200 Seneca started in late 1971.

Taking care of and execution reactions were tended to from the 1974 model year with the PA-34-200t Seneca II which acquainted progressions with the flight controls and, all the more imperatively, two turbocharged Continental TSIO-360-Es. Flute player initially arranged that the take after on PA-34-220t Seneca III would emphasize a T-tail, however these arrangements were dropped and the principle progressions presented were counter pivoting 165kw (220hp) TSIO-360s and a reconsidered inner part and instrument board. Presented in 1981, the Seneca III was supplanted by New Piper's enhanced PA-34-220t Seneca IV in 1994 with aeromechanic refinements, axisymetric motor gulfs and a reconsidered inside.

The current PA-34-220t Seneca V was presented in January 1997. It gimmicks intercooled turbocharged L/TSIO-360-RB motors which keep up appraised force to 19,500ft, and seating for five, with a standard stimulation/official workstation with extendable worktable and discretionary telephone/fax. A sixth seat set up of the workstation is noncompulsory.

The Seneca was additionally manufactured or gathered by different producers, AICSA in Colombia, Chincul in Argentina (as the PA-A-34), Embraer in Brazil (as the EMB-810), and PZL-Mielec in Poland (as the M-20 Mewa, somewhat with PZL/Franklin motors).

Changes are made by Seguin as the Princess, and by Robertson as the Super Seneca I and II.

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