AH-56 Cheyenne

October 13, 2010 - 9:31am

After 11 years in the aircraft modification business, Blackhawk Modifications (Booth No. 8227) has announced the European certification of its latest project, the XP engine upgrade for the Piper Cheyenne. The EASA certification covers the Cheyenne I, II and IIXL models of the twin-engine turboprop, which replaces the aircraft’s original engines with factory new 750-shp Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-135As.

September 21, 2010 - 9:38am

Piper PA-31T, Coahuila, Mexico, July 7, 2010–While carrying several government officials on a flight to survey flooding from a recent hurricane, the Mexican-registered Cheyenne crashed, destroying the twin turboprop and killing the pilot and all seven passengers. VMC prevailed at the time of the crash. The Mexican government is conducting the accident investigation.

March 31, 2009 - 4:37am

Piper PA-42-720 Cheyenne III, Konigstein, Germany, Jan. 19, 2009–The pilot of the HeilFlight Flugschule Flugbetrieb Cheyenne was killed and the airplane destroyed when it crashed under unknown circumstances. The flight from Frankfurt/Main was en route to Bad Nauheim in IFR conditions. The German BFU is investigating.

September 25, 2008 - 5:19am

New York and Las Vegas are two of the most rarefied helicopter markets in the country. While the winds of fortune can be lucrative for operators and service providers in both places, the environments also feature cut-throat competition, congested airspace, an aggressive amount of multi-level government oversight and regulation and robust anti-noise litigation from an affluent citizenry and their environmentalist allies.

August 29, 2008 - 1:21pm

New York and Las Vegas are two of the most rarefied helicopter markets in the country. While the winds of fortune can be lucrative for operators and service providers in both places, the environments also feature cut-throat competition, congested airspace, an aggressive amount of multi-level government oversight and regulation and robust anti-noise litigation from an affluent citizenry and their environmentalist allies.

May 22, 2008 - 6:46am

Investigation has started into the crash of Piper Cheyenne N6134A about 10 mi northeast of Graham, Texas, that killed the pilot and his three passengers, all residents of Graham, which is about 75 mi west of Fort Worth. The twin turboprop crashed and burned the night of November 13 while attempting to reach Graham Municipal Airport on a flight from Wharton, Texas.

January 4, 2008 - 9:32am

Piper PA-31T and Cessna 172, Denver, Colo., Jan. 24, 2003–At about 5 p.m. CST, Cessna 172P N52241 departed from Denver Centennial Airport (APA) en route to Cheyenne, Wyo. N52241 was rented from Key Lime Flight based at Centennial Airport. About 10 minutes later Piper Cheyenne N360LL departed Jefferson County Airport (BJC) in the Denver area en route to APA.

November 30, 2007 - 12:17pm

Piper PA-42 Cheyenne, Prescott, Ariz., Oct. 18, 2006–The NTSB determined that, during air-to-air photography, the Cheyenne photo ship came too close to the subject MiG’s jet core exhaust, causing the separation of the Cheyenne’s T-tail upper section vertical stabilizer. The Cheyenne, registered to Flying Moose, crashed and the ATP-rated pilot and four passengers were killed.

October 10, 2007 - 11:09am

PIPER PA-31T CHEYENNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, JULY 28, 2004–The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating the crash of a Cheyenne that was destroyed when it crashed in rugged terrain approximately 18 nm from Benalla Airport, Victoria. The accident occurred during a GPS approach to the airport in low clouds and rain. All six occupants were killed. The cross-country flight originated from Bankstown Airport, Sydney.

August 29, 2007 - 7:44am

Cheyenne owners now have an option for RVSM certification, in the form of a Jettech kit available for all Cheyenne 400LS models equipped with the Collins APS-65 or King KFC 400 autopilot. The company is working on an STC for those equipped with a KFC 300. It will sell for $159,000 and include a new air data computer, digital altimeter and associated pitot-static and wiring upgrades.

 
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