Cessna 402

The Cessna 401 and Cessna 402 are nearly identical twin-engine propeller aircraft from the American manufacturer Cessna having from 6 to 10 seats. While the built up middle 1972 401 serves as a business aircraft, was the first 402 to 1985 made ​​available for the shuttle and freight traffic until both series of models were combined in late 1971. Both do not have a pressurized cabin.


The Cessna 401 is a lighter and weaker motorized variant of the Cessna 411, which could be offered in accordance with cost-effective. For the motors was waived reduction gear, and so the maintenance costs could be reduced. The first flight of the prototype of the Cessna 401/402 was made on August 26, 1965, FAA certification followed on 20 September 1966. November 1, 1966, the two series were presented to the public. As with its predecessor, the Cessna 401 was equipped with six seats. On each side four small oval windows are installed. In 1968, the improved Cessna 401A was introduced the following year, the Cessna 401B. In parallel, respectively, the Cessna 402 was offered as a small passenger plane.

On December 8, 1971, the Cessna 401 was replaced by the Cessna 402 Businessliner. The former Cessna 402 as a maximum nine -seat basic version surnamed Utililiner was still offered as a passenger or cargo aircraft.

The 402A was a longer nose, pentagonal windows on both sides and on request a tenth seat The 1979 available 402C ( FAA certification on September 25, 1978) was the structure of the Cessna 414A with a wet wing, omitting the hitherto used tip tanks and more powerful engines.

Production ended in 1985 after the delivery of 401 Cessna 401 Cessna 402 and 1,535

Model ( Cessna 401/402, 1971)

In Cessna 401/402 is a twin-engine aircraft in low-wing design. At the cantilevered wing nacelles are attached, in turn move the main landing gear legs in the. The tricycle landing gear is electrically operated and has hydraulic disc brakes. The cantilever all-metal wing with two spars has a V- position of 5 ° and a setting angle at the root of 2 ° and -0 ° 30 ' at the wing tip. The ailerons are also made entirely of metal. A trim area located in the left aileron. The slotted flaps are electrically actuated. Optionally, as well as on the tail, a pneumatically operated de-icing system will be mounted. The tail is made self-supporting, with a sweep of the vertical tail of 40 ° at 25 % depth. Both the rudder and the right elevator has a trim surface. The hull is also made completely of metal in semi-self -supporting construction.

When driving two turbocharged six-cylinder boxer engines from Continental are used that drive three-bladed propeller. The fuel is carried in the basic version only in two Flügelendtanks with a capacity of 193 liters each. In addition, can be installed two tanks in the wings and two in the fuselage, increasing the total capacity to 696 liters. The onboard power supply of 28 volts has a 24Ah battery and two mechanically driven by the engine via shaft generators with 50 Amp power supply capability.

In the cabin of the Cessna 401/402 the two pilots sitting side by side. Cessna delivered nine different standard layout that accommodates five or six passengers. Each passenger has its own oxygen mask and reading lamp. The entrance door is on the left. The cockpit can be separated by a wall with a door from the passenger area. The area behind the passenger cabin can be separated in order to equip him with a toilet, wardrobe, mini bar and luggage room. On the right side of the cell there is an emergency exit. The cabin windows are fitted to reduce the noise level with double glazing. Luggage can be transported next to the room in the cabin in the bow and two compartments in the rear of the engine nacelles.


Civilian users

The passenger version of the Cessna 402 is used on short, low routes used, often as a feeder between small towns and air hubs.

Military user