Cessna 402 Information

The Cessna 401 and 402 were developed to be non-pressurized twin engine piston aircraft. Their goal was to be a workhorse, useful to cargo and small commuter airlines among other users.

The Cessna 401 and 402 were developments of the Cessna 411. One goal for the Cessna 401/402 was to improve upon the very bad single engine handling of the Cessna 411. Another goal was to avoid using the somewhat expensive and maintenance prone geared engines of the Cessna 411.

Cessna 401s and 402s are powered by 300 hp (224 kW) turbocharged Continental engines with three-bladed, constant speed, fully feathering propellers. On later models cruise power was limited to 75% to reduce cabin noise. Some aircraft have a propeller synchrophaser to reduce cabin noise and vibration.

The FAA granted certification to the Cessna 401 in October 1968 and the 402 in January 1969.[4] The original Cessna 402 was introduced in 1967. A version without the large cargo door called the Cessna 401 was produced at the same time. In 1969, the 402’s nose was stretched for added baggage space. This model was renamed the 402A. The 401 kept the original nose. In 1970, various minor changes were made. Also, optional larger fuel tanks, of 184 US gallons (700 L), became available. This model was called the 402B. By 1971, sales of the 401 had slowed to only 21 planes, so the model was discontinued.

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Cessna 402 Specifications

Exterior

  • Exterior Height: 11 ft 6 in
  • Wing Span: 44 ft 2 in
  • Length: 36 ft 5 in
  • External Baggage: 37 cu ft

Interior

  • Cabin Height: 4 ft 25 In
  • Cabin Width: 4 ft 6 In
  • Cabin Length: 11 ft 3 In
  • Cabin Volume: 142 cu ft
  • Door Height: 4 ft 16 In
  • Door Width: 3 ft 04 In
  • Internal Baggage: 32 cu ft

Occupancy

  • Crew: 1
  • Passengers: 7

Operating Weights

  • Max T/O Weight: 6850 Lb
  • Max Landing Weight: 6850 Lb
  • Operating Weight: 4420 Lb
  • Empty Weight: 4069 Lb
  • Fuel Capacity: 1236 Lb
  • Payload W/Full Fuel: 1229 Lb
  • Max Payload: 2095 Lb

Range

  • Normal Range: 865 nm
  • Max Range: 920 nm
  • VFR Normal Range: 986 nm
  • VFR Max Range: 1041 nm
  • Service Ceiling: 26900 ft

Distances

  • Balanced Field Length: 2195 ft
  • Landing Distance: 4150 ft

Performance

  • Rate of Climb: 1450 fpm
  • Climb Rate One Engine Inop: 301 fpm
  • Max Speed: 231 kts
  • Normal Cruise: 196 kts
  • Cost per Hour: $ 590.11

Power Plant

  • Engines: 2
  • Engine Mfg: Continental
  • Engine Model: TSIO-520-VB

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