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Piper PA-23 Aztec

Charter a Private Flight on the Piper PA-23 Aztec

Air Charter Advisors provides on-demand air charter services and aircraft sales, acquisitions, and management on the Piper PA-23 Aztec, a twin-engine piston aircraft with seating for 5 passengers.

Over the years, the Piper PA-23 Aztec has undergone several iterations and updates, reflecting advancements in technology and design. Its enduring popularity can be attributed to its reliability, ease of maintenance, and suitability for a range of missions.

The aircraft’s design and reputation for solid performance have made it a staple in the general aviation community, earning its place as a timeless and respected twin-engine aircraft.

For more information about our private aviation services on the Piper Aztec, or instant charter pricing & availability on similar light aircraft available near you, request a quote or speak with our advisors by calling +1 (888) 987-5387.

Key Features

  • Proven staple in General Aviation
  • Seating for 4-5 passengers
  • T-tail configuration for efficiency and stability
  • Impressive range at long-range cruise

Piper PA-23 Aztec Pricing, Performance, and Specifications

The cost to charter a Piper PA-23 Aztec starts at around $1,000 – $1,500 an hour*. As the aircraft is no longer in production, pre-owned models are priced around $250,000 – $375,000. If you’re interested in chartering, leasing, or purchasing a Piper Aztec, submit a request or call us directly to speak with one of our advisors.

  • Year of Make: 1952–1981
  • ManufacturerPiper
  • ClassTwin-Engine Piston
  • MSRP: pre-owned from around $250,000
  • Hourly Rate: starting at $1,000/hr*


  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 5 passengers
  • Length: 31 ft 2.75 in
  • Wingspan: 37 ft 2.5 in
  • Height: 10 ft 4 in
  • Empty Weight: 3,180 lb (1,442 kg)
  • Max Takeoff Weight: 5,200 lb (2,359 kg)
  • Fuel Capacity: 140 US gal (530 L) usable fuel (normal), optional extra tanks with 40 US gal (150 L)


  • Maximum Speed: 215 mph (346 km/h, 187 kn)
  • Cruise Speed: 172 mph (277 km/h, 149 kn) at 10,200 ft (3,100 m) (long-range cruise)
  • Stall Speed: 68 mph (109 km/h, 59 kn) (flaps down)
  • Never Exceed Speed: 277 mph (446 km/h, 241 kn)
  • Range: 1,519 mi (2,445 km, 1,320 nmi) at long-range cruise
  • Service Ceiling: 18,950 ft (5,780 m) (absolute ceiling)
  • Rate of Climb: 1,400 ft/min (7.1 m/s)
  • Takeoff Runway: 1,695 ft (517 m)
  • Landing Runway: 1,695 ft (517 m)
  • Powerplant: 2x Lycoming IO-540-C4B5, 250 hp (190 kW) each
  • Propellers: 2-bladed Hartzell HC-E2YK-2RB constant-speed propellers


  • Seating: 4 cabin + 2 cockpit
  • Cabin Height: 4 ft 5 in
  • Cabin Width: 4 ft 5 in
  • Cabin Length: 10 ft 9 in
  • Cabin Volume: 71 cu ft

Aircraft Details

The Piper PA-23 Aztec is a versatile and popular twin-engine light aircraft that has left a lasting impact on general aviation since its introduction in the early 1950s. Manufactured by Piper Aircraft, the Aztec was designed to meet the growing demand for a comfortable and reliable twin-engine aircraft for both private and commercial use.

The PA-23 Aztec is known for its distinctive T-tail configuration, which contributes to its aerodynamic efficiency and stability. Another of the key features of the Aztec is its ability to carry a substantial payload over considerable distances.

The aircraft typically accommodates a pilot and up to five passengers, offering a spacious and well-appointed cabin. The twin engines, often Lycoming O-540 series, provide a balanced power source for improved safety and performance.

The Aztec has found favor among private pilots, air taxi operators, and charter services for its versatility in various mission profiles, including transportation of passengers, cargo, and medical evacuation.

Request a FREE Quote | Piper Aztec Air Charter Services

If you are interested in a charter quote on the Piper Aztec, or you need assistance purchasing, selling, or managing your current aircraft, please submit a free request or call us at +1 (888) 987-5387.

* Average hourly rates vary depending on make, model and year; amenities, routing and scheduling/availability, and do not include fuel, taxes, crew charges, ramp, hangar, FBO, overnights, daily minimums, taxes, international fees, catering, ground transport, or de-icing. If you would like an accurate quote, please call or email. Photos are for example only. The age, color, interior layout, hourly rates, specifications, dimensions may all vary between aircraft. All images copyrighted and provided courtesy of Piper Aircraft unless noted otherwise.