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PIPER Navajo Chieftain

PIPER Navajo Chieftain Price and Operating Costs


The PIPER Navajo Chieftain, production in 1973 – 1984, requires a one man crew and can be configured in 9 seats. Maximum operating altitude of 24,000′, a optimal cruise speed of 175 knots/201 MPH, and a 380 NM/438 SM seats-full range. The PIPER Navajo Chieftain has a 2,633′ runway length (or runway plus clearway and/or stopway) and 2,291′ actual landing distance required. Cabin specifications: 04’03” cabin high, 04’02” cabin wide, and 10’10” cabin long. Maximum luggage capacity of 78.00 ft^3; 15.00 ft^3 being internal and 63.00 ft^3 being external.


Average price for used aircraft PIPER Navajo Chieftain is $281,615.46. A $95,750.00 loan over 10 years including $398.96 per month in interest equates to a $4,801.26 per-month payment. Based on 450 hours a year and fuel cost at $5.00 per-gallon, the PIPER Navajo Chieftain has total variable costs of $223,650.00, total fixed costs of $70,780.00, and hypothetical summary cost of $294,430.00. How much does it cost to fly: $654.29 per hour.

Maximal total range:
380 NM / 438 SM
Cruise speed:
175 knots / 201 MPH
Average price:
Number of passengers:
9 people

PIPER Navajo Chieftain

Flying 450 Hours per Year
Owner-operated hours 450
Charter-operated hours
Fuel Cost per-gallon $5.00
Fixed operation and maintenance cost $70,780.00
Variable operation and maintenance cost $223,650.00
How much does a helicopter cost per year $294,430.00
Cost per hour $654.29

PIPER Navajo Chieftain

High–low pricing
Highest Price $525,000.00
Lowest Price $99,750.00
Average Price $281,615.46
Avg. w/o High & Low $278,819.14

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