Cessna Conquest II-8 – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Cessna Conquest II-8 to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Cessna Conquest II-8
AIRCRAFT NAME
Conquest II-8
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Cessna
RANGE
1200 nm
SPEED
300 kts
PASSENGERS
6 people
ACQUISITION COST
$1250000
ENGINES
Honeywell Engines TPE 331-8 2
AVIONICS
Garmin G600 (Upgrade)
WINGSPAN
49.3 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

The Cessna 441 Conquest II is the larger of the Conquest turboprops, with an additional 3 feet of cabin length over the smaller, lighter Conquest I. Powered by two Honeywell (Garrett) TPE 331-8 engines, 362 of these were built from 1978 to 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.
 
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. The aircraft is reported to handle well, and its popularity has been enhanced by upgrading its TPE 331-8 engines to the TPE 331-10.