Piper PA-42 Cheyenne III/400

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeTwin turboprop corporate transport
  • PowerplantsPA-42-720 Cheyenne III - Two 535kW (720shp) Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41 turboprops driving three blade constant speed Hartzell propellers. PA-42-1000 Cheyenne 400LS - Two 1225kW (1645shp) derated to 745kW (1000shp) Garrett TPE331-14A/Bs driving four blade Hartzell props.
  • PerformancePA-42-720 - Max speed 537km/h (290kt), max cruising speed 461km/h (250kt), economical cruising speed 413km/h (223kt). Initial rate of climb 2235ft/min. Service ceiling 33,000ft. Range at max cruising speed 3100km (1675nm). PA-42-1000 - Max speed 650km/h (351kt), max cruising speed 594km/h (320kt), economical cruising speed 506km/h (273kt). Initial rate of climb 3242ft/min. Range at max cruising speed 3015km (1630nm), range at economical cruising speed 3500km (1890nm).
  • WeightsPA-42-720 - Empty 2900kg (6389lb), max ramp weight 5125kg (11,285lb). PA-42-1000 - Empty 3412kg (7522lb), max takeoff 5466kg (12,050lb).
  • DimentionsPA-42-720 - Wing span (over tip tanks) 14.53m (47ft 8in), length 13.23m (43ft 5in), height 4.50m (14ft 9in). Wing area 27.2m2 (293.0sq ft). PA-42-1000 - Same except for height 5.18m (17ft 0in).
  • CapacityOne or two pilots on flightdeck, with main cabin seating for between six and nine passengers. Typical seating for six in main cabin in corporate configuration.
  • ProductionTotal manufactured 192, including 149 III/IIIAs and 43 400s.

Pointed straightforwardly at Beech's fruitful King Air twin turboprop arrangement, the PA-42 Cheyennes are bigger advancements of the prior PA-31t Cheyennes (thusly themselves turboprop improvements of the PA-31 Navajo).

The PA-42 Cheyenne III was reported in September 1977. The primary generation Cheyenne III flew shockingly on May 18 1979 and FAA affirmation was conceded in right on time 1980. Contrasted and the Cheyenne II the PA-42 was around 1m (3ft) more extended, was fueled by 537kw (720shp) Pt6a-41 turboshafts and presented a T-tail, the most evident outer contrast between the PA-31t and PA-42. Conveyances of creation Cheyenne Iiis started on June 30 1980.

Improvement and change of the III prompted the PA-42-720 Cheyenne IIIA, with Pt6a-61 motors, a higher administration roof and reexamined frameworks and inner part.

The higher controlled and essentially speedier PA-42-1000 is fundamentally like the PA-42-720 aside from its significantly all the more capable 745kw (1000hp) Garrett Tpe331 turboprops driving four cutting edge propellers. Flute player's biggest and quickest generation flying machine to date, the PA-42-1000 was at first called the Cheyenne IV, before getting to be known as the Cheyenne 400ls, and after that just the Cheyenne 400. In the first place flown on February 23 1983, the Cheyenne 400 was conveyed from late 1984. Generation of the PA-42 finished in February 1993.

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