The Piper PA-31 Navajo, introduced in 1967, comprises a family of twin-engined civil utility aircraft designed for the corporate and general aviation sectors. Originally conceptualized at the behest of company founder William T. Piper in 1962, the initial PA-31 drew inspiration from the Twin Comanche, incorporating two Lycoming TIO-540-A turbocharged engines. The extended fuselage, along with the forward relocation of the engines, facilitated the addition of two extra cabin windows. Building on the success of the PA-31, Piper embarked on the production of additional variants, among which was the PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain unveiled in 1972. The Chieftain represented a more potent model, employing two counter-rotating Lycoming TIO-540-J2BD (and LTIO-540) engines, a significant modification aimed at addressing critical engine issues. Serving as an elongated version of its predecessor, the Navajo B, the Chieftain accommodated a total of 10 passenger seats.
Red Box is delighted to offer an extensive range of ground power equipment tailored for this aircraft, encompassing tugs, ground power units, start power units and more, all meticulously designed to meet the unique requirements of Piper PA-31-500 Chieftain aircraft.
Our offerings include the 717 tug and the RBPS50 continuous power unit. Ideal for diagnostic work, pre-flight checks, or continuous powering of equipment during operations without depleting the onboard aircraft batteries, the TC3000 range also provides a combination of start and continuous power in one unit for Piper PA-31-500 Chieftain aircraft.