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PIPER Seminole

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Name Seminole
Manufacturer PIPER
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail T-tail
WTC Light
Type code L2P
Engine Piston
Engine count Multi
Position (Front) Wing leading mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 1

Manufacturered as:

AICSA Seminole
AICSA PA-44 Seminole
PIPER Turbo Seminole
PIPER PA-44 Seminole
PIPER PA-44 Turbo Seminole
PIPER Seminole

PIPER Seminole

PIPER Seminole PIPER Seminole 3D


Light twin aircraft. In service since 1978. Twin engine development of PA-28 Archer with new T-tail and semi-tapered wings. Turbocharged version PA-44-180T since 1980. Production ceased in 1981, restarted in 1988 and ceased once more in 1990. PA-44-180 is back in production since 1995. Licence production by AICSA, Columbia. PA-44-180T: MTOW 1,780 kg3,924.228 lbs
1.78 tonnes

Technical Data

Wing span 11.8 m38.714 ft
Length 8.4 m27.559 ft
Height 2.6 m8.53 ft
Powerplant PA-44-180: 2 x 180 HP Lycoming O-360-E1AD piston engines with 2 or 3 blade propellers.

PA-44-180T: 2 x 180 HP Lycoming TO-360-E1A6D turbocharged piston engines with 2 blade propellers.

Engine model Lycoming O-360

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 162 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 671 m ROC 1340 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 454 m
MTOW 17231,723 kg
1.723 tonnes
Ceiling FL150 ROD ft/min APC A
WTC L Range 770770 nm
1,426,040 m
1,426.04 km
4,678,608.927 ft

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving PA44

None on SKYbrary