Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cessna 402B at Taupo

A lightweight unpressurized Utiliner/Businessliner version of the Cessna 402, certified on 12 November 1969 and made until 1985. They are powered by 2 x 300 hp (224 kW) turbocharged Continental engines with three-bladed, constant speed, fully feathering propellers. Some aircraft have a propeller synchrophaser to reduce cabin noise and vibration. The 402B Utiliner/Businessliner have a baggage compartment in lengthened nose and an optional crew entry door; from 1972 they had an increased cabin volume and five windows on each side; 129 were built.  The Utiliner version has a ten-seat interior intended for commuter airline operations. The Businessliner version has a six to eight-seat interior with executive seating.

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