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1967 model Cessna 402
The 1967 model Cessna 402 showing the four oval windows charcteristic of early 402s

The Cessna 401 and 402 are series of 6 to 10 place light twin piston engine aircraft. This line was manufactured by Cessna from 1966 to 1985 under the name Utiliner and Businessliner. Components of a typical, four stroke cycle, DOHC piston engine. ... Flying machine redirects here. ... Cessna Aircraft Company, headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, is a manufacturer of general aviation aircraft, from small two-seat, single-engine aircraft to business jets. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...

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Cessna 401

The Cessna 401 was similar to the 402, but optimized for corporate transport, having fewer seats than the 402. The 401 only remained in production until mid-1972.


Development

The Cessna 401s, 402s, 402As and some 402Bs built from 1967 to 1971 had four small oval windows, which gave the aircraft a similar appearance as the pressurized Cessna 340. Starting half-way through the production of the Cessna 402B the window configuration was changed to the more distinctive five rectangular windows. The Cessna 340 is a twin piston engine pressurized business aircraft that was manufactured by Cessna. ...


Operators

Civilian

The Cessna 402 has proven to be a very dependable aircraft over the years which, along with its decent range and passenger capacity has made it a popular choice for many small regional airlines worldwide. The planes are generally utilized on short, thin routes from hubs were passenges can connect to and from higher yiedling destinations. 402s are also popular with bush and island hopping operators. One of the largest operators of the type is Cape Air, which currently has a fleet of more than 50 402Cs operating in the Caribbean, Florida, Indiana, New England and upstate New York. Cape Air is an airline based in Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA. It operates scheduled passenger services in Cape Cod and the islands, and the United States Virgin Islands. ... West Indies redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... This article is about the state. ...


Military

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Accidents

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Specifications (402C)

General characteristics

  • Crew: One (VFR) or Two (IFR) (depending on national rules)
  • Capacity: Up to 9 passengers depending on configuration
  • Length: 36 ft 5 in (11.09 m)
  • Wingspan: 44 ft 2 in (13.45 m)
  • Height: 11 ft 6 in (3.49 m)
  • Wing area: 225.8 ft² (21.0 m²)
  • Empty weight: 4,069 lb (1,845 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 6,865 lb (3,114 kg)
  • Useful load: 2781 lb (1262 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 6,850 lb (3,107 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2× Continental TSIO-520-VB turbocharged, fuel-injected piston engines, 325 hp (240 kW) each

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Citations

  1. ^ NTSB (August 25, 2001). NTSB Identification: MIA01RA225. Retrieved on 2007-09-26.

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References

  • Montgomery MR & Gerald Foster, A Field Guide to Airplanes of North America Second Edition, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, New York, 1992, pg 108.
  • Airliners.net: Technical Data concerning the Cessna 402

See also


Comparable aircraft

  • Piper PA-31 Navajo

The PA-31 Navajo was designed by Piper Aircraft to fill a gap in their product line; a large twin aircraft using Lycoming engines for the general aviation market was sorely needed in the mid-1960s, and founder W.T. Piper requested the type be developed. ...

External link

  • Photo of Cessna 402C Businessliner

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