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Cessna 411

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Model 411
Role Light passenger/cargo aircraft
Manufacturer Cessna
First flight 1962
Produced 1962-1978
Number built 302
Developed from Cessna 310
Variants Cessna 401, Cessna 402, Cessna 421

Cessna Model 411 is a 1960s American twin-engined, propeller driven light aircraft built by Cessna Aircraft. It was that company's largest business aircraft when it first flew in 1962, other than a four-engined airliner developed during the 1950s, which was not put into development.

Design and development

The Cessna 411 was a new design that started life as the Cessna 410 concept (of which none were actually built). It has 340 hp/254 kW Continental Motors GTSIO-520-C engines. It had a crew of one or two and room for four to six passengers. The prototype first flew on 18 July 1962. During 1965 Cessna developed two generally similar and lower-cost versions, the Model 401 and Model 402. Production of the 411 finished in 1968. A pressurised version of the 411 was developed as the Cessna 421. The 411 has been subject to rigerous re-testing of its flight performance in the 1990s by Cessna and the FAA due to a number of accidents. This testing confirmed that the aircraft meets all the design requirements for certification. Flown properly by suitable skilled flight crew it is a very safe aircraft. Today, vortex generators are able to be fitted the aircraft, which make single engine handling exceptionally easy.


  • Cessna 411 - Production version, 250 built.
  • Cessna 411A - 411 with larger nose baggage capacity but the same overall length fuselage and optional tanks in engine nacelles, 50 built. The Cessna 411A had 200 improvements over the Cessna 411 and is much more sought after in the market. This is evidenced by the resale value in excess of $200,000 vs the 411 at about $50,000.


Military operators


General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: four/six
  • Length: 36 ft 4½ in (14.12 m)
  • Wingspan: 44 ft 1½ in (13.45 m)
  • Height: 11 ft 5½ in (3.49 m)
  • Wing area: 225.8 ft² (20.98 m²)
  • Powerplant:Continental GTSIO-520-C flat-six turbocharged piston, 340 hp (254 kW) each


External links

  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. 
  • Simpson, R.W. (1991). Airlife's General Aviation. Shrewsbury, England: Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1 853180 194 X. 

See also

Related development Cessna 401, Cessna 402, Cessna 421

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Published in July 2009.

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