Archer® DX Overview

Welcome to the Piper Archer® DX

The Archer® DX is the ideal diesel powered trainer, with the durability, reliability, comfort, and technology that your students, instructors and passengers will thank you for. The DX is the green alternative, powered by the Continental CD-155 diesel engine, burning the more efficient jet fuel. It also boasts the Garmin G1000® NXi avionics suite in the cockpit.

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848 nm | 1,576 km Max Range

123 ktas | 228 km/h (75% power) Max Cruise Speed

1,673 ft | 510 m Takeoff Distance*

1,400 ft | 427 m Landing Distance*

*Over 50-ft Obstacle

  • Specifications
  • Avionics
  • Additional Equipment
  • Safety Features
  • Aircraft Design


  • Propeller
    MT 3-Blade *
    Constant Speed
  • Fuel Capacity
    Usable: 48 US gal
    182 liters
  • Diesel Engine 
    Continental CD-155
    Horsepower: 155 hp
  • Dimensions
    Wingspan: 35 ft 6 in | 10.8 m
    Height: 7 ft 3 in | 2.2 m
    Length: 24 ft | 7.3 m

* not shown




  • Standard Features
    • Single 10.4” GDU 1050 PFD
    • Single 10.4” GDU 1050 MFD
    • Garmin FliteCharts
    • Garmin SafeTaxi
    • GMA 1360 Digital Audio Panel
    • GTX 335R Transponder
    • Aspen Standby EFD1000
  • Other Equipment
    • Tail Strobe Light
    • LED Wing Tip Recognition Lights
    • Overhead Air Distribution Blower Fan
    • USB Charging Ports
    • Cockpit Stowage Pouches (upper and lower)
    • CO Detector
    • School Paint Scheme with Two Vinyl Trim Colors and Logo
    • Cockpit Assist Handle


Additional Equipment

Additional Equipment

  • Enhanced AFCS with ESP (Requires GFC Autopilot Option)
  • Jeppesen ChartView
  • GTX 345R Transponder with ADS-B In (Exchange for standard or GTX 335R Transponder)
  • GDL 69A SXM Satellite Radio / Weather
  • SVT – Garmin Synthetic Vision
  • Two (2) Bose A20 Noise Cancelling Headsets with battery pack
  • (FlightCom) intercom system
  • TAWS-B (Terrain Awareness and Warning System)
  • BendixKing KR 87 Remote ADF
  • BendixKing KN 63 Remote DME
  • GDL 59 WiFi Data Link
  • Vision 1000 (Appareo Flight Monitoring System)
  • Flight Stream 510 with Connext
  • GTS 800 Traffic Advisory System
  • GFC 700 Autopilot
  • Wet Compass
  • AOA – Angle of Attack Indicator
  • Vinyl Floor Covering (Exchange for standard carpet)
  • United Kingdom Lighting Package
  • AmSafe Seatbelts – Pilot and Co-Pilot Positions
  • Non-Standard Paint Color – Top
  • Non-Standard Paint Color – Bottom
  • Non-Standard Approved Paint Scheme
  • Cargo Net – Baggage Compartment

Safety Features

Safety Features

Safety is the foremost Piper priority as illustrated by the extraordinary safety features available across the Piper product line and carried into the Piper trainers. The Archer® is designed specifically for efficient, comfortable and safe multi-engine flight training, and outfitted with the latest Garmin 1000 NXi avionics and the most thoughtful, intuitive and inspired engineering design in the general aviation industry.


Optional Enhanced Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS – additional equipment required)

  • Electronic Stability Protection (ESP): Keeping you safe in stable flight when hand-flying your Archer® DX, the ESP system functions independently of the GFC700 autopilot and applies control force toward stable flight whenever pitch or roll deviations exceed recommend limits, or when overspeed or underspeed conditions are about to occur. ESP will also automatically activate the GFC700 autopilot if engaged for too long.
  • Automatic Level Mode (Blue Button): If you ever find yourself experiencing spatial disorientation in your Archer® DX, just push the blue Automatic Level Mode button and the GFC700 autopilot will engage and return your aircraft to straight-and-level flight.
  • Underspeed Protection (USP): Your Archer® DX will recognize when underspeed conditions are about to occur and cause an inadvertent stall, and will make the appropriate adjustments to the controls to rectify the situation.
  • Coupled Go-Around:Your workload is simplified when flying approaches and conducting a go-around in your Archer® DX, because you can keep the autopilot engaged during a coupled go-around. The aircraft will maintain a speed above stall warning and pitch attitude will automatically adjust as required.
Aircraft Design

Aircraft Design

Piper’s engineering and design teams lead the industry in designing aircraft for the owner-flown class of aircraft. Ergonomic controls, seats built for comfort, avionics placement and design, coupled with built-in durability and components chosen for reliability. Your students and instructors will appreciate the quality design and care in their Archer®.

Archer® DX

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The Cabin Above Class

The Archer® DX interior is ready for high flight hours while still providing maximum comfort and durability. The Archer® DX Interior is specially developed for the training environment. Creature comforts abound with high-end carpet and interior appointments, power plugs, lighting controls, and seat controls for each passenger.

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