On 21 February 1978 Piper announced a new low-cost twin-engined four-seat cabin monoplane designated Piper PA-44-180 Seminole. A cantilever low-wing monoplane with a T-Tail, retractable tricycle landing gear and power provided by two Avco Lycoming O-360-E1AD counter-rotating engines, the Seminole was complemented on 24 April 1980 by a turbocharged version designated PA-44-180T Turbo Seminole with TO-360-E1AD engines. However, production of both versions was terminated at the end of 1982, when a combined total of 431 had been built. Production was restarted in 1988 and 29 were delivered over the next three years.
| MODEL||PA-44-180T Turbo Seminole|
| ENGINE||2 x Avco Lycoming TO-360-E1AD turbocharged and counter-rotating flat-four piston engines, 134kW|
| Take-off weight||1780 kg||3924 lb|
| Empty weight||1116 kg||2460 lb|
| Wingspan||11.77 m||39 ft 7 in|
| Length||8.41 m||28 ft 7 in|
| Height||2.59 m||9 ft 6 in|
| Max. speed||364 km/h||226 mph|
| Ceiling||6095 m||20000 ft|
| Range||1519 km||944 miles|
|Mark, markholbrook=fastmail.net, 07.11.2010|
Got my ATP in the seminole... Good twin trainer.
|Tony Guo, guojiexiang=catic.cn, 05.02.2009|
This is Tony of CATIC that is short for China National Aero-technology Import and Export Corporation with the website link of http://www.catic.com.cn/.
My company wants to purchase 2 PA-44-180 secondhand aircrafts. Please inform me of the latest news if you could give me a specification including the quotation and pictures.
Should there be any questions,please contact me.
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?