Cessna 402. Characteristics. Modifications. A photo.
Cessna 402. Characteristics. Modifications. A photo.

Cessna 402. Characteristics. Modifications. A photo.


Cessna 402 - American twin-engine light aircraft manufactured by Cessna Aircraft Company during the period of 1966 1985 year. Small-engine aircraft Cessna 402 very similar to 401th model, since work on its creation were conducted simultaneously with this version, but some visual differences and different flight performance forced the aircraft manufacturers to identify the aircraft as a separate model.


Cessna 402 photo


A distinctive feature of the base production model Cessna 402 considered multifunctional, so, in particular, could place the aircraft on its board to 9 people, or, if necessary, all passenger seats can be dismantled and the plane could carry freight weighing up to a ton of 1.1.

The aircraft was powered by two Continental TSIO-520 piston engines with 300 hp. each, equipped with a turbocharging function, which allowed the aircraft to quickly accelerate to preset speeds and fly at high altitudes without overheating the power plant. A distinctive feature of the aircraft fuselage from the 401st model is its increased length, which made it possible to accommodate up to 9 people on board.


Photo Cessna 402


In 1969 year, the US aircraft maker has introduced a modified model - Cessna 402A, having a number of improvements. The new model appeared luggage compartment that is located in the nose of the aircraft and the crew there was a special door that provides the greatest ease of operation of the aircraft. In general, the new version did not differ on the base of light-production model aircraft, and for all time has managed to build 129 aircraft Cessna 402A.


Photo Cessna 402


Less than a year after the appearance of the model version 402A, was a model Cessna 402B, has received a number of improvements in terms of appearance. To attract customers, the aircraft was manufactured in two versions:

  • With ten-off parts of the passenger compartment;
  • With a six- or eight-collation salon.


Both versions have received their personal name - Cessna 402B Utiliner and Cessna 402B Businessliner, intended respectively for regional passenger traffic and corporate air travel over short distances.

Starting with the year 1972, model Cessna 402B received another very significant difference from other models - the number of the side windows was increased from x to 4-5, which provides passengers with the highest comfort, and in addition, aircraft manufacturers have increased and the space of the aircraft cabin.


Cessna 402 photo salon


Models Cessna 402C Utiliner and Cessna 402B Businessliner, presented in 1978 year, almost exactly two previous versions, however, they were given new turbocharged piston aircraft engines Continental TSIO-520-VB total power in 650 hp ..; increased maximum takeoff weight of the aircraft; installed new high-capacity fuel tanks, and besides, the American aeronautical engineer a system chassis has been improved.

During the entire production cycle, Cessna Aircraft Company was able to build airplanes 1535 402-th model, most of which continue to operate to this day.


Specifications Cessna 402.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 9 people;
  • Length of aircraft: 11,09 m .;
  • Wingspan: 13,45 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,5 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1845 kg .;
  • Payload: 1269 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 3114 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 406 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 428 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 2360 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 8200 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 x Continental TSIO-520-VB;
  • Power: 2 x 325 hp


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