Cessna Conquest II-10 – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Cessna Conquest II-10 to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Cessna Conquest II-10
AIRCRAFT NAME
Conquest II-10
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Cessna
RANGE
1500 nm
SPEED
320 kts
PASSENGERS
6 people
ACQUISITION COST
$1250000
ENGINES
Honeywell Engines TPE 331-10 2
AVIONICS
Garmin G600
WINGSPAN
49.3 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

The Cessna 441 Conquest II is the larger of the Conquest turboprops, with a cabin length 3 feet longer than the smaller, lighter Conquest I. It was originally powered by two Honeywell (Garrett) TPE 331-8 engines. The company built 362 from 1978–1986. The Conquest was delivered after Beech captured the turboprop market with its King Air family and did not survive the downturn of the mid-1980s.
 
Today, the Conquest II is seeing renewed activity in the aftermarket with the retrofitting of its TPE 331-8 engines to the TPE 331-10. This adds more speed and improved performance to an already stable performer. With increased time between overhaul (TBO) intervals, the TPE 331-10 conversion appears to be a winner with about half of the current Conquest II fleet already converted.
 
Cessna fixed early problems with the tail and the aircraft is relatively trouble free, given its age. The Conquest II has a good mix of speed, payload, comfort and range. While its cabin is slightly smaller than that of the King Air B200, it has more range and better runway performance, especially after the loss of an engine. With the TPE 331-10 conversion, the Conquest II should see many more years of service.