Piper Navajo Chieftain
K2 Aviation flies one Piper Navajo Chieftain, a larger variant of the Piper Navajo. It is our newest plane, and our only one with twin-engines. Built in 1980, the Navajo is a luxurious aircraft with a center aisle, creating an interior reminiscent of large jets. The Navajo has supplemental oxygen for high altitude flights. It is our only plane equipped with de-icing equipment and a retractable landing gear. All of the Navajo’s features combine for a sleek, state-of-the-art aircraft.
- Summit tours
The Piper Navajo Chieftain has Twin Lycoming TIO540 engines. Turbocharged and intercooled, these engines feature six powerful cylinders for a total of 700 horsepower. Our TIO540s are “flat engines”, with horizontally mounted cylinders towards each other, creating a more aerodynamic design. The engines are counter-rotating, so the plane’s left and right propellers spin in opposite directions from each other.
- Maximum Seating: 9 passengers
- Maximum Payload: 1598 pounds
- Maximum Range: 950 miles
- Cruising Speed: 170 knots (196 miles per hour)