Used Aircraft Guide

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Cessna 402 Businessliner

With the 401/402, you get cubes and pounds in spades; it’s well suited to the dual role of business transport and commuter plane.

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Big, cabin-class turbocharged piston twins are a bit of a niche item these days. Too large and costly for personal transport, yet lacking sufficient performance to satisfy high-rolling corporate clients yearning for the whine of turbines and the comfort of pressurization, they’re used mostly for air taxi and specialty cargo operations. The businesses that once bought this class of airplane are in many cases now looking to more cost-effective alternatives, including time-sharing of the new crop of efficient jets and even airline travel to get executives to their destinations.

But when the mission matches the capabilities of a large piston twin through accidents of geography...

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