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PIPER Cheyenne IIIA Price and Operating Costs


The PIPER Cheyenne IIIA, production in 1984 – 1991, requires a two man crew and can be configured in 6 seats. Maximum operating altitude of 35,000′, a optimal cruise speed of 291 knots/335 MPH, and a 845 NM/972 SM seats-full range. The PIPER Cheyenne IIIA has a 3,997′ runway length (or runway plus clearway and/or stopway) and 2,736′ actual landing distance required. Cabin specifications: 04’04” cabin high, 04’02” cabin wide, and 18’01” cabin long. Maximum luggage capacity of 58.00 ft^3; 31.00 ft^3 being internal and 27.00 ft^3 being external.


Average price for used aircraft PIPER Cheyenne IIIA is $813,750.00. A $406,875.00 loan over 10 years including $1695.31 per month in interest equates to a $20,402.22 per-month payment. Based on 450 hours a year and fuel cost at $4.25 per-gallon, the PIPER Cheyenne IIIA has total variable costs of $693,225.00, total fixed costs of $213,157.00, and hypothetical summary cost of $906,382.00. How much does it cost to fly: $2,014.18 per hour.

Maximal total range:
845 NM / 972 SM
Cruise speed:
291 knots / 335 MPH
Average price:
Number of passengers:
6 people


Flying 450 Hours per Year Flying 450 Hours per Year + 200 Charter Hours
Owner-operated hours 450 450
Charter-operated hours 200
Fuel Cost per-gallon $4.25 $4.25
Fixed operation and maintenance cost $213,157.00 $218,057.00
Variable operation and maintenance cost $693,225.00 $693,225.00
How much does a helicopter cost per year $906,382.00 $911,282.00
Cost per hour $2,014.18 $2,025.07

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