Check Out the Cessna 350 and Cessna 400
With the belief that functionality and beauty can go hand-in-hand, Cessna have once again set a new standard in general aviation aircraft with the release of their new Cessna 350 and Cessna 400 airplanes. These superb 4-seat airplanes are comfortable, have high-tech safety features and avionics and leave the rest of the field behind when it comes to speed, precision and agility. It is believed that the Cessna 350 and Cessna 400 perfectly complement the Cessna product range by filling the niche between the Citation Mustang and Cessna 206 Stationair.
Both the Cessna 350 and Cessna 400 four-seat airplanes are low-wing, composite construction, single-engine, fixed gear, general aviation aircraft which have been designed with safety, speed and efficiency as key factors. The Garmin G1000 avionics package makes flying the Cessna 350 and Cessna 400 an absolute pleasure, as pilot response to air traffic control instructions are carried out with the push of a button or a twist of a dial. Pilots also have access to real-time weather, wind conditions and local air traffic. The new Cessna 350 and Cessna 400 boast a fully automatic climate control system – a first for general aviation aircraft. Fully lined cabin walls and hand-stitched leather seats uphold the high standard of workmanship that goes into every Cessna airplane.
The Cessna 350 is equipped with a 310-horsepower Teledyne Continental TCM IO-550N engine, which provides a maximum cruise speed of 190 knots true air speed (ktas) and has a certified ceiling of 18,000 feet. The Cessna 400, which is a turbo-charged version of the Cessna 350, is equipped with the twin inter-cooled TCM TSIO-550C engine, which has a maximum cruise speed of 235 ktas and has a cruise capability as high as FL250.
The newly acquired and upgraded Cessna production facility in Bend, Oregon, aims to produce 500 airplanes per year by 2010. It is also anticipated that the increase in production will result in the creation of more than 100 new jobs in the area.
The response to the new Cessna 350 and Cessna 400 has been overwhelmingly positive in the aviation world, and Cessna’s management is confident that the aviation market can sustain a combined production rate of 400 airplanes per year for these two new Cessna models.