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 based on the basis of the previously appeared model Cessna 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.


Photo Cessna 340


Developers from Cessna began work on the creation of a new model back in 1969, but the aircraft was first introduced only two years later, in 1971, 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 due to the rather high price. Nevertheless, the technical and flight characteristics of the Cessna 340 were very high and impressive: two Continental TSIO-520-K piston engines, with a total power of 570 hp. allowed the aircraft to accelerate to 440 km / h (maximum speed), while, thanks to the pressurized cockpit, the aircraft could cover 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, American aeronautical engineers introduced a new model, the Cessna 340A, which has two new Continental TSIO-520-NB engines capable of developing 310 hp. each, as well as new, more spacious fuel tanks. Thanks to the improvements made, the maximum speed of the aircraft increased to 452 km / h, and the flight range was 2603 km. The current model from the entire family of 340s became the most massive - 948 aircraft of this version were produced over the entire production period.


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, during the production period, aircraft manufacturers have also created several special models. The Riley Jet Prop 340 version received two turboshaft engines, each with 400 hp, which allowed the aircraft to accelerate to high speeds. Around the same time, another model was released - the Riley Rocket 340, which has two Lycoming TIO-540-R piston engines with a total power of 680 hp.


Salon Cessna 340


Between 1972 and 1975, aircraft manufacturers launched the Riley Super 340, which featured new, reliable and easy-to-maintain Continental TSIO-520-J piston engines, each with 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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