Cessna 401. Characteristics. Specification. Photo.
Cessna 401. Characteristics. Specification. Photo.

Cessna 401. Characteristics. Specification. Photo.


Cessna 401 - light twin-engined American airliner, designed to carry 6-8 people (depending on cabin configuration and modification) at distances up to 2145 kilometers.


Photo Cessna 401


The first aircraft was unveiled in 1965 year, less than a year the new model has been successfully certified and 1967 year, the plane went into mass production. The model is not very popular but for all time the issue was made by American aircraft manufacturers 404 aircraft that continue to operate, and now many civilian flights shedule for the feeder passenger transportation services, implementation of charter flights, as well as for transportation of goods.


Cessna 401 photo


The light-engine Cessna 401 was equipped with two Continental TSIO-520 piston engines, with a total power of 600 hp. The power plant of the aircraft was equipped with a turbocharging function, so that the aircraft could quickly accelerate to preset speeds, as well as perform various maneuvers at high speeds.

The fuselage of small-engine aircraft Cessna 401 very similar to the fuselage 340-th model, however, this is mainly due to the fact that such forms provide the best aerodynamic performance.

The internal cabin of the aircraft, if necessary, can be easily transformed for the carriage of goods, for which it was quite enough to remove the passenger seats. In addition, if it was necessary to transport more passengers, instead of a luggage compartment, two additional seats could be installed, which increased the number of people carried from 6 to 8 people.


Control panel Cessna 401


Introduced in 1968, the model Cessna 401A got some minor differences from the basic production version, mainly concerning only the appearance and some changes in the interior of the aircraft cabin. For all the time production was released 132 aircraft of this modification.

In 1969 year, the American aircraft manufacturer unveiled the Cessna 401B, getting new avionics, new passenger seats, as well as a number of additional improvements. From 91 aircraft that is produced during the time of release, currently continues to operate about 30 aircraft of this version.


Salon Cessna 401


Aircraft Cessna 401 not attracted to the individual operation of the aircraft and more aircraft of this model is used to perform civil air carriers neprotyazhёnnyh air travel, of the sightseeing tour, as a means of air taxis, transport small loads, etc.

Small-engine aircraft Cessna 401 is considered one of the most reliable - in the history of its operation is known only to a few incidents have not resulted in death or destruction on the ground.


Technical characteristics of the aircraft Cessna 401.


  • Crew: 1-2 people;
  • Passenger: 5-7 people;
  • Plane length: 10,2 m.;
  • Wingspan: 13,45 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,49 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1.724 t .;
  • Payload: 0,895 t .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2,619 t .;
  • Cruising speed: 416 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 428 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 2145 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 8000m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 x Continental TSIO-520;
  • Power: 2 x 300 hp


Other planes


Read more on:

Blog and articles