Used Aircraft Guide

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Cessna 340

The 340 is the classic tradeoff airplane; it gives you the ability to carry passengers in pressurized comfort, but forget about filling the seats.

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One thing above all else makes an airplane work well as a business transport: High altitude capability. It means that much of the weather can be flown over, which can make all the difference between getting there and staying on the ground. While turbocharging will get the airplane up to altitude, it’s pressurization that makes the experience attractive to the executives occupying the cabin.

Enter the 340. It’s a relatively economical way to go for a company with a need for a pressurized twin. Though not without its shortcomings—most notably certain loading limitations and an overly complex fuel system—the 340 is nevertheless a fine airplane, one that fits its mission well. ...

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