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A PA-23-250.

The Piper PA-23 Aztec is a twin engine civil light aircraft.


The PA-23 was Piper's first twin engine aircraft. The first prototype, known as the Twin Stinson, flew on March 2, 1952. Production of the aircraft began in 1954, as a 4-5 seater version then known as the Apache. The cabin was later enlarged to hold 6 seats, at which point it became known as the Aztec. Production continued until 1981, at which point almost 7,000 had been produced. The PA-23 was a popular business aircraft, and also saw use in recreational aviation and by various militaries as the U-11. 


  • Powerplant: Two Lycoming IO-540-C4B5 piston engines
  • Top speed: 215 mph
  • Range: 1,519 miles
  • Ceiling: 18,950 ft
  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 5 passengers
  • Empty weight: 3,180 lbs
  • Length: 31 ft 2.75 in
  • Height: 10 ft 4 in
  • Wingspan: 37 ft 2.5 in