The Cessna 401 and 402 are series of 6 to 10 seat, light twin, piston engine aircraft. This line was manufactured by Cessna from 1966 to 1985 under the name Utiliner and Businessliner. All seats are easily removable so that the aircraft can be used in an all-cargo configuration.

Neither the Cessna 401 nor the 402 were pressurized, nor were they particularly fast for the installed horsepower. Instead, Cessna intended them to be inexpensive to purchase and operate

The Cessna 402 has proven to be very dependable over the years, which, along with its range and passenger capacity, has made it a popular choice for many small regional airlines worldwide. The aircraft are generally flown on short, thin routes to hubs where passengers can connect to higher density routes.

General characteristics

  • Crew:One or two
  • Capacity:Up to 9 passengers depending on configuration
  • Length:09 m
  • Wingspan:45 m
  • Height:49 m
  • Wing area:0 m²
  • Airfoil:NACA 23018 (root) NACA 23015 (tip)
  • Empty weight: 1 845 kg
  • Loaded weight: 3 114 kg
  • Useful load: 1 262 kg
  • takeoff weight: 3 107 kg
  • Powerplant:2 × Continental TSIO-520-VB turbocharged, fuel-injected piston engines, 325 hp (240 kW) each

Performance

  • Never exceed speed: 266 mph, 428 km/h
  • Maximum speed: 266 mph, 428 km/h
  • Stall speed:82 mph, 132 km/h
  • Range: 1 467 mi, 2 360 km
  • Service ceiling:8 200 m
  • Rate of climb:36 m/s
  • Wing loading: 148 kg/m²
  • Power/mass:15 kW/kg