Cessna 340. Characteristics. A photo
Cessna 340. Characteristics. A photo

Cessna 340. Characteristics. A photo


Cessna 340 - US small-engine passenger aircraft manufactured by Cessna Aircraft Corporation between 1971 1984 on year.

Production of light-aircraft Cessna 340 was based on the basis of earlier models appearedCessna 310However, produced a number of improvements as terms of design and in terms of aerodynamic performance, so that the aircraft can be operated, and now it's also been seen as a means of business aviation.


A photoCessna 340


The developers of Cessna started work on creating a new model in 1969, but for the first time the plane was introduced only two years later, in 1971 year, after which it entered mass production. The new aircraft was very different from the previous models, however, despite the rather exclusive design, the aircraft was not very popular, mainly because of the rather high price. Nevertheless, the technical and flight characteristics of Cessna 340 were very high and impressive: two piston engines Continental TSIO-520-K, total power in 570 hp. Allowed the aircraft to accelerate to 440 km / h (maximum speed), while, thanks to a sealed cockpit, the aircraft could travel a distance of more than 2.5 thousand kilometers, flying at an altitude of up to 9085 m.

Small-engine aircraft Cessna 340 had modern avionics, was quite maneuverable and has good maneuverability. However, due popularity among customers of the aircraft and did not find - in the period of 1971 1975 year, the assembly line of the American aircraft factory descended 350 aircraft of this model.

In 1975 year, the American aeronautical engineer presented a new model - Cessna 340A, has two new engines Continental TSIO-520-NB, the ability to develop power 310 hp each, as well as new, more capacious tanks. Thanks to improvements conducted, the maximum speed of the aircraft increased to 452 km \ h, flight range was 2603 km. The current model of the entire family of 340-X has become the most mass - for the entire period of production was released 948 aircraft of this version.


Cessna 340 photo


Model Cessna 335, 1979 presented in the year, also belongs to the family 340, however, a distinctive feature of this version is a leaky shower, which is why the aircraft could climb to great heights. Everything else, small-engine aircraft Cessna 335 equipped with engines smaller capacity - Continental TSIO-520-EB (300 hp each).

Among other things, for the production period, aircraft manufacturers have also created several special models. Version Riley Jet Prop 340 has received two turboshaft engines, each of which has a capacity of 400 hp, allowing the aircraft to accelerate to high speeds. Around the same time, out came another model - Riley Rocket 340, has two piston engines Lycoming TIO-540-R, the total power in 680 hp


SalonCessna 340


In the period of 1972 1975 aircraft manufacturers involved in the release model Riley Super 340, which offers new, reliable and easy-to-service plan piston engines Continental TSIO-520-J, each with a capacity of 310 hp

Currently, the aircraft Cessna 340 operated as a business aviation aircraft, as well as the charter of aircraft to move short distances.


Specifications Cessna 340.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 5 people;
  • aircraft Length: 10,46 m .;
  • Wingspan: 11,62 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,84 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1780 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 939 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2719 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 420 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 452 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 2603 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 9085 m (depending on version).
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 x Continental TSIO-520-NB (depending on version);
  • Power: 2 x 310 hp (Depending on version).


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