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CESSNA 340

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C340
Aircraft
Name 340
Manufacturer CESSNA
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Light
APC A
Type code L2P
Engine Piston
Engine count Multi
Mass group 2


Manufacturered as:

AVIONES COLOMBIA 340
CESSNA 340
RILEY Super 340
RILEY Rocket 340


CESSNA 340

CESSNA 340

Description

Business aircraft. In service since 1971. Similar production to BEECHs Duke, slotting in between CESSNA 310 and CESSNA 414/421 with 414s wings and 310s undercarriage and tail unit. Introduction of a pressuration system. Production ended in 1984. CESSNA 335 unpressurized, light weight and lower cost development. Built from 1979 to 1980.

Technical Data

Wing span 11.6 m38.058 ft
Length 10.5 m34.449 ft
Height 3.8 m12.467 ft
Powerplant 2 x 285 HP Continental TSIO-520-K or

2 x 310 HP Continental TSIO-520-NB piston engines with 3 blade propellers.

Engine model Continental O-520

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 170 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 535 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 688 m
MTOW 27002,700 kg
2.7 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL300 ROD ft/min APC A
WTC L Range 11701,170 nm
2,166,840 m
2,166.84 km
7,109,055.123 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C340

  • C340 / A332, Copenhagen Denmark, 2003 (On 8 September 2003, a privately operated Cessna 340 departing the apron at Copenhagen failed to follow its correctly acknowledged taxi clearance and took a different route which led it to pass the holding point of a runway on which an Air Greenland Airbus 330 had just received take off clearance. ATC observed the error and the clearance was cancelled so that no actual risk of collision had existed. The Investigation considered that the taxi error had occurred at a position conducive to such errors and criticised what it considered were the inappropriate designations of the taxiways involved.)