This 1984 Piper PA-31P-350 Mojave Is a Long-Range, High-Flying ‘AircraftForSale’ Top Pick

Big, advanced cabin-class twin represented a landmark design for Piper.

Piper’s big, powerful PA-31 twin was a departure from the company’s lineup. [Courtesy: Andriy Tsyupka]

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Piper developed the PA-31 to compete with other heavy twins that were cropping up on the market, like Cessna’s 400 series models from the 1970s and 80s. The airplane was a departure from the Cubs, Tri-Pacers, and Apaches for which Piper was known, but the big, roomy, and handsome twin, called the Navajo, was promising from the start. Its range and load-carrying capacity made it a good choice for hauling freight or passengers. Many were used for air-taxi services and, as a series of upgrades improved the look and feel of the cabin, corporate and executive travel.

During a production run from 1967 to 1984, Piper turned out PA-31s in several variants, some with stretched fuselages, turbocharged engines, pressurization, and other features. The model for sale here is among the final versions. It even received a name change to Mojave to set it apart because it combines what many consider the best features from previous models, like pressurization, turbocharged engines, and extended engine nacelles with extra baggage space. 

This 1984 Mojave has 3,774 hours on the airframe and 33 hours on each engine since overhaul. The panel includes a Garmin GTN 750, GTX 345 transponder with ADS-B In and Out, King KY 196 digital com radio, KNS 81 Nav, King DME, color radar, KFC 200 autopilot, and WX 10 Stormscope.

Pilots looking for a high-performance, high-flying pressurized twin that is well suited for business missions but will also serve as a luxurious family airliner should take a look at this seven-seat 1984 Piper Mojave, which is available for $385,995 on AircraftForSale.

You can arrange financing of the aircraft through FLYING Finance. For more information, email

Jonathan Welsh is a private pilot who worked as a reporter, editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal for 21 years, mostly covering the auto industry. His passion for aviation began in childhood with balsa-wood gliders his aunt would buy for him at the corner store. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonathanWelsh4

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