Piper Chieftan

The Piper PA-31 Navajo, introduced in 1967, represents a family of twin-engined civil utility aircraft designed for the corporate and general aviation markets. Originally conceived in response to a request from company founder William T. Piper in 1962, the initial PA-31 drew inspiration from the Twin Comanche, integrating two Lycoming TIO-540-A turbocharged engines. The extended fuselage allowed for the addition of two extra cabin windows and the forward relocation of the engines. Capitalizing on the success of the PA-31, Piper expanded its offerings, including the introduction of the PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain in 1972. The Chieftain, a more potent model, featured 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 the preceding Navajo B, the Chieftain accommodated a total of 10 passenger seats.

Red Box takes pleasure in presenting an extensive selection 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 709 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.

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