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CESSNA 404 Titan

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Name 404 Titan
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 404 Titan

CESSNA 404 Titan

CESSNA 404 Titan


Corporate, commuter and freight aircraft. In service since 1976. Cessna's largest piston engined twin with an unpressurized fuselage of same dimensions of the turbine powered 441 Conquest. Exists in three versions: Titan Ambassador for passenger operation, Titan Freighter as cargo aircraft and Titan Courier for mixed operation. From 1980 with wingtips. Production ceased in 1982. A turbo-prop version, REIMS F406 Caravan 2 is still in production.

Technical Data

Wing span 15.1 m49.541 ft <br />
Length 11.9 m39.042 ft <br />
Height 4 m13.123 ft <br />
Powerplant 2 x Continental GTSIO-520-M (375 HP) 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) 100 kts IAS 130 kts IAS 130 kts IAS 130 kts MACH TAS 220 kts MACH IAS 170 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 100 kts
Distance 700 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 600 m
MTOW 38303,830 kg <br />3.83 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL260 ROD ft/min APC
WTC L Range 550550 nm <br />1,018,600 m <br />1,018.6 km <br />3,341,863.52 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C404

  • C404, Glasgow UK, 1999 (On 3rd September 1999, shortly after take-off from Glasgow UK, a Cessna 404 experienced an engine failure which was mishandled, leading to loss of control, and the aircraft was destroyed by a post-crash fire.)
  • C404, Kulusuk Greenland, 2002 (On 1 August 2002, a Cessna 404, en-route at FL130 over Greenland, experienced sudden power loss on both engines, probably as a result of ice in the induction systems, leading to loss of control. The crew regained control at 3000 feet.)