Aircraft Review

February 2001 Issue

Cabin Class Cessnas

With a veritable fleet of choices, we think the 421 represents the high-end best value while the 340A is an affordable hot rod.


Your ship has come in; you’ve unloaded it for a healthy pile of cash and now you can buy a high-performance twin. And not some clunker Apache, either, but a cabin-class job, maybe with known ice protection and pressurization.

But guess what? Even more so than with light twins, the choices in this class of airplane are staggering. We can’t devote an entire issue to cabin class twins so we’ll be breaking the species into smaller helpings, beginning with Cessna’s offerings this time around.

And we’ll omit a few, such as the Cessna Bobcat—yeah, we know, you never heard of it—and the Cessna 335 because so few were built. Ditto the 404, which we’ll mention only in passing. Bu...

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