Airplane intel podcast episode 63 show notes

This week, we go in the field to interview the owner of a Cessna 340 that’s for sale near Atlanta, GA. We’ll get the inside scoop on what it’s like to own, fly, and maintain a cabin-class twin Cessna. So, stay tuned! Be sure to scroll down for the full video, more photos, specs, and more!

Cessna 340 For Sale by Airplane Intel

Fly in Style and Comfort

We're excited to introduce N9940F, a 1973 Cessna 340, serial number 173. This aircraft features the RAM IV conversion with the more powerful TSIO-520-NB engines, producing 325 horsepower with a TBO of 1,600 hours. The RAM IV mod also gives the 340 a gross weight increase to 6,390 pounds, giving us about 2,300 pounds of useful load. Minus the 160 gallons of usable fuel, your full-fuel payload is about 1,300 pounds.

Both engines have fresh top overhauls and feature Hartzell three-bladed Q-tip props. The aircraft is also equipped with full, like-new deice boots, VG kit, nacelle strakes, upgraded avionics, ADS-B in and out, and more. Best of all, this 340 is flown regularly, professionally maintained, and has a recent annual. The asking price is $225,000, but we’re open to your offer.

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Cessna 340 History & Specs

The Cessna 340 is a six seat, pressurized cabin class piston twin developed by Cessna Aircraft company in 1969. Deliveries began in 1971 with almost 1300 airframes produced before production ceased in 1984.

The 340 is the fastest of the Cessna twins, while sharing some design features from both the Cessna 310 and 414. The original 340 was equipped with two-285-horsepower Continental TSIO-520-K engines until 1976, when the Cessna 340A was introduced with TSIO-520-N and -NB engines, capable of 310 horsepower and gross weight increase to 5990 pounds.

The Cessna 340 is surprisingly simple to fly and incredibly stable in IMC conditions. It's also quite fast, cruising at 225 knots at 75% power at FL230, burning only about 20 gallons per side. The Cessna 340 is a perfect go-between airplane for owner/pilots needing more room, comfort, and useful load without the size and complexity of a Cessna 414 or turboprop. Passengers will love it, too thanks to its air stair door, large cabin, and powerful pressurization system.



38’ 2”


34’ 4”


12’ 7”

Cabin Volume

170ft3 (9.3’ L x 4.6’ W x 4.25’ H)

Entry Door

4’ 1” High x 1’ 9” Wide

External Baggage

Nose baggage & 2 wing lockers

Internal Baggage

66 cubic feet






Operating Weights

Max Takeoff Weight


Max Landing Weight

5,990 pounds

Basic Empty Weight

3,921 pounds

Fuel Capacity

163 gallons

Useful Load

2,300 pounds

Full Fuel Payload

966 pounds

Maximum Payload

1,300 pounds


Normal Range

900 nautical miles

Maximum Range

1,100 nautical miles

Service Ceiling



Takeoff Distance


Takeoff Distance w/ 50’ Obstacle


Landing Distance


Initial Rate of Climb

1,800 FPM

Single-engine Climb Rate

340 FPM1

Normal Cruise

220 knots @ 18 GPH @ FL230

Cabin Pressurization

3.8 to 4.2 PSI

Dollars and Cents

Acquisition Cost


Operating Costs

$350 per hour

Engine Reserve

$32 per hour

Engine Overhaul

$51,000/$71,000 FRMAN

Engine TBO

1,600 hours1

Average Annual Inspection


Pilot Training



$3,000-10,000 per year3

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