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CESSNA 402 Businessliner

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Name 402 Businessliner
Manufacturer CESSNA
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail Regular tail, mid set
WTC Light
Type code L2P
Engine Piston
Engine count Multi
Position (Front) Wing leading mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 2

Manufacturered as:

CESSNA Utililiner
CESSNA 402 Businessliner
CESSNA 402 Utililiner
CESSNA Businessliner

CESSNA 402 Businessliner

CESSNA 402 Businessliner CESSNA 402 Businessliner 3D


Commuter and business aircraft. In service since 1967 (402 since 1972). Cessnas entry into eight seats cabin class. Replacement for CESSNA 411 as an Airline version. CESSNA 402 replaced the 401 from mid 1972. 402B was offered as corporate business liner, 402A with lengthened nose and square wings and 402C with longer wingspan (from 414A) and more powerful engines. Production ceased in 1985. CESSNA 401 has 3 large and 1 small round window whereas 402 has 5 square windows on each side.

Technical Data

Wing span 13.5 m44.291 ft <br />
Length 11.1 m36.417 ft <br />
Height 3.6 m11.811 ft <br />
Powerplant 2 x 300 HP Continental TSIO-520-E or 2 x 325 HP Continental TSIO-520-VB turbocharged 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)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) 95 kts IAS 125 kts IAS 140 kts IAS 140 kts MACH TAS 230 kts MACH IAS 220 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 110 kts
Distance 677 m ROC 1200 ft/min ROC 800 ft/min ROC 500 ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD 800 ft/min MCS kts Distance 538 m
MTOW 28602,860 kg <br />2.86 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL270 ROD ft/min APC B
WTC L Range 500500 nm <br />926,000 m <br />926 km <br />3,038,057.745 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C402

  • C402, Virgin Gorda British Virgin Islands, 2017 (On 11 February 2017, a Cessna 402 failed to stop on the runway when landing at Virgin Gorda and was extensively damaged. The Investigation noted that the landing distance required was very close to that available with no safety margin so that although touchdown was normal, when the brakes failed to function properly, there was no possibility of safely rejecting the landing or stopping normally on the runway. Debris in the brake fluid was identified as causing brake system failure. The context was considered as the Operator’s inadequate maintenance practices and a likely similar deficiency in operational procedures and processes.)