Cessna 350

The Cessna 350 is single engine, fixed gear, low-wing, aircraft built from composite materials by Cessna Aircraft. The Cessna 350 was originally built by Columbia Aircraft as the Columbia 350 between 2003 and 2011 when it was discontinued. It seats up to 3 passengers and 1 pilot.




Exterior Dimensions

Wing span: 35 ft 8 in
Length: 25 ft 2 in
Height: 9 ft 0 in

Operating Weights

Max T/O Weight: 3400 lbs
Empty Weight: 2300 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 98 gal
Useful Load: 1100 lbs


Manufacturer: Continental
Model: IO-550-N
Horsepower: 310 hp
Overhaul (HT): 2000/2200 TBO or 12 years



Horsepower: 310.00 Gross Weight: 3,400 lb
Top Speed: 191 kts Empty Weight: 2,300 lb
Cruise Speed: 150-181 kts Fuel Capacity: 98 gal
Stall Speed (dirty):  Range: 1395 nm
Rate of Climb: 1,225 fpm Rate of Climb (One Engine):
Service Ceiling: 18,000 ft Ceiling (One Engine):
Takeoff Landing
Ground Roll: 1,299 ft Ground Roll 1,450 ft
Takeoff Roll Over 50 ft: 2,300 ft Landing Roll Over 50 ft: 2,350 ft





The Cessna 350 was derived from the normally aspirated Columbia 300, which in turn was derived from the Lancair ES kit aircraft.

The Columbia 300 was upgraded with a glass cockpit and other improvements developed for the turbocharged Columbia 400. It was certified on March 30, 2003 as the Model LC42-550FG (for Lancair Certified, Model 42, Continental 550 engine, Fixed Gear) and marketed as the Columbia 350.





Further Refinements


Like the 300, the 350 is powered by a Teledyne Continental IO-550-N powerplant producing 310 horsepower (230 kW) at 2700 rpm. The 350 has the same takeoff and landing weights as the 300; maximum takeoff weight is 3400 lb (1542 kg) and the maximum landing weight is 3230 lb (1465 kg).[5]

Like the 300 and 400, the 350 has a certified airframe life of 25200 flight hours.[5]

Initially sold simply as the Cessna 350, the aircraft was given the marketing name Corvalis by Cessna on 14 January 2009. The name is a derivation of the town of Corvallis, Oregon which is west of the Bend, Oregon location of the Cessna plant that built the aircraft, prior to closing the plant and relocating production to Independence, Kansas in 2009.[3][7][8][9]

In April 2009 Cessna announced that it would close the Bend, Oregon factory where the Cessna 350 was produced and move production to Independence, Kansas, with the composite construction moved to Mexico. The production line was restarted in October 2009 at the Cessna Independence paint facility, initially at a rate of one aircraft in six months. This was to allow the new workers, plus the 30 employees transferred from Bend, to gain experience and also allow Cessna the opportunity to retail its unsold inventory of Cessna 350s and 400s. The company had anticipated moving the 350/400 production into a permanent facility by the end of 2009.[8][10]

In December 2010 a Cessna 400 that was being test flown at the factory developed a fuel leak, the cause of which was determined to be that the aircraft had “suffered a significant structural failure in the wing during a production acceptance flight test. The wing skin disbonded from the upper forward wing spar. The length of the disbond was approximately 7 feet.” As a result, the FAA issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive affecting seven Cessna 400s and one 350, all on the production line. The AD did not affect any customer aircraft in service, but did delay deliveries.[11][12]

In March 2011 Cessna announced that the model was out of production and removed marketing information from its website.




Columbia 400

Initial model produced by Columbia Aircraft

Cessna 400 TT Corvalis

Initial Cessna-produced model, TT designating Twin Turbocharged

Cessna TTx Model T240

Improved Cessna model announced in March 2011, with upgraded avionics and interior. The TTx first flew on 2 March 2013 and is equipped with Garmin G2000 14 avionics and a 310 hp (231 kW) Continental TSIO-550-C.[16][23] Certification for Flight Into Known Icing (FIKI) was added in June 2014.

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