airplane loops picture


Piper Seminole - PA-44-180

Performance Specifications


Manufacturer: Lycoming
Model: 0-360-A1H6/LO-360-A1H6
Horsepower: 180 hp


Gross Weight: 3800 lbs/1724 kgs
Standard Empty/Equipped Weight (*b,c): 2586 lbs/1173 kgs
Standard Useful Load (*a): 1230 lbs/558 kgs


Wing Span: 38.6 feet/11.8 meters
Length: 27.6 feet/8.4 meters
Height: 8.5 feet/2.6 meters
Wing Area: 183.8 square feet/17.08 square meters

Fuel Capacity

Usable Fuel: 108 gallons/409 litres

Maximum Speed

TAS at Gross Weight: 168 kts/311 kmh

Cruising Speeds

Normal Cruise Speed: 162 kts/300 kmh

Cruising Range

Cruising Range: 610 nm/1130 km
(45 minute reserves at 75% power)

Stall Speed

Flaps Down Full 40 degrees: IAS 55 kts/IAS 102 kmh

Service Ceiling

Twin Engine (100 fpm): 15,000 feet/4572 meters
Single Engine (50 fpm): 3,800 feet/1158 meters

Take-Off Distance

Total over 50-foot obstacle: 2200 feet/671 meters

Landing Distance

Total over 50-foot obstacle: 1490 feet/454 meters


*a. Standard Useful load is ramp weight minus standard equipped weight.
*b. The standard empty weight and standard equipped weight are the same.
*c. Standard aircraft per marketing.

Contact the Author: Bruce J. Elig CFII/MEI/ATP