Cessna 404 Titan

Light passenger/cargo aircraft born in the 1970s.

1977 Cessna 404 Titan II
photo: Arpingstone

The Cessna 404 Titan is a twin-engined, propeller-driven, light aircraft produced by Cessna Aircraft Company. The titan was Cessna’s largest twin aircraft powered by piston engines during its development in the 1970s.

Manufacturer:
Cessna
Country:
United States
Manufactured:
1976 to: 1982
ICAO:
C404
Price:

Specifications

Avionics:
Engine:
Continental Motors GTSIO-520
none
Power:
375 horsepower
Max Cruise Speed:
232 knots
430 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
70 knots
Travel range:
1,840 Nautical Miles
3,408 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
Service Ceiling:
26,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
1575 feet / minute
8.00metre / second
Take Off Distance:
721 metre - 2,365.46 feet
Landing Distance:
649 metre - 2,129.24 feet
Max Take Off Weight:
3,810 Kg
8,400 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
3,446 Kg
7,597 lbs
Max Payload:
1,254 Kg
2,765 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
340 gallon
1,287 litre
Baggage Volume:
3.9 m3 / 138 ft3
Seats - Economy / General:
11 seats
Seats - Business Class:
Seats - First Class:
Cabin Height:
1.3 metre - 4.27 feet
Cabin Width:
1.4 metre - 4.59 feet
Cabin Length:
5.5 metre - 18.04 feet
Exterior Length:
12.04 metre - 39.50 feet
Tail height:
4.04 metre - 13.25 feet
Fuselage Diameter:
1.5 metre - 4.92 feet
Wing Span / Rotor Diameter:
14.23 metre - 46.69 feet
Wing Tips:
no winglets
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Description

In July 1975, the aircraft company Cessna announced to the public its development of a new piston twin capable of airline, freight, and corporate works, that can take off with a 1,560 kg payload from a 770-meter airstrip.

The Cessna 404 was developed from the Cessna 402, with a larger vertical stabilizer and other modifications. It was considered the largest piston twin-engine aircraft developed by the company as to date. It has a similar typical fuselage as the Cessna 441 Conquest with a fuselage diameter of 1.5 meters, an exterior length of 12.04 meters, and a height of 4.04 meters. But the two were dissimilar in their engines- the Titan is an unpressurized aircraft powered by two Continental Motors GTSIO-520 piston engines. Each engine produces a maximum thrust of 375 horsepower.

The Cessna 404 Titan is designed with a bonded wet wing with a wingspan of 14.23 meters and a wing area of 22.48 square meters. It also features a trailing link main landing gear same with the Conquest. On February 26, 1975, the first prototype conducted its maiden flight. In October 1976, aircraft deliveries started.

There were three primary variants of the Titan, each differs in internal equipment fit. The Titan Ambassador is a conventional 10-seater passenger aircraft, the Titan Courier is a convertible passenger/cargo variant, and the Titan Freighter is a pure cargo variant. The Freighter was particularly designed for freight operations with a reinforced floor, cargo doors, and walls, and a ceiling built from materials resistant from any impact and bump. All of these variants were provided with II and III factory fitted avionics equipment. The Ambassador I has a maximum speed of 232 knots at 16,000 feet and a cruise speed of 163 knots at 20,000 feet. It has a travel range of 1,840 nautical miles and a climb rate of 1,575 feet per minute.

The Cessna 404 Titan went through minor enhancements from 1980 when the wingspan was extended and the wingtips were restructured. The aircraft was produced from 1976 to 1982 with a total of 396 Titan built.