The Piper PA-31 is a short haul cargo aircraft capable of transporting 600 kg in its main cargo compartment. Cargo pallets require a baggage belt to access its main deck.
Aircraft History and Features
Targeted at small-scale cargo and feeder liner operations and the corporate market, the aircraft was a success. It continues to prove a popular choice, but due to greatly decreased demand across the general aviation sector in the 1980s, production of the PA-31 ceased in 1984.
Aircraft of similar role, configuration and era: Beechcraft Queen Air, Cessna 402, Cessna 414, Aero Commander 500.