Cessna Conquest II Charter Flight Information
The Cessna Conquest II charter jet (officially known as the Cessna 441 Conquest II) is a reliable twin-engine turboprop plane produced by the American-based Cessna Aircraft Company. The Conquest is typically configured to seat eight passengers in a comfortable four-and-a-half-feet-wide cabin.
With its 3,630 feet takeoff distance, the Conquest can takeoff from even the shortest of runways, giving passengers access to:
- Remote airports
- Smaller airports
- Airports underserviced by commercial airlines
While a Cessna Conquest II charter jet can achieve a maximum cruise speed of 340 mph, its standard rate for longer missions is 298 mph. Combined with a maximum range of nearly 2,200 nautical miles, the Conquest is the perfect getaway plane for vacations from Miami to Marsh Harbor.
The 441 has executive seating for seven passengers, although you fit as many as 10 passengers in a commuter configuration when the need arises. The aircraft’s internal cabin dimensions are:
- 12.9 feet long
- 4.6 feet wide
- 4.3 feet high
Cessna began production of the Cessna 441 Conquest II in 1977. It was the company’s first-ever turbine-powered civilian aircraft, providing a stopgap between their burgeoning jet program and their previous piston-engine models.
Less than a decade later, they had produced 362 of them when production ceased in 1986. It’s estimated that more than 300 of them remain in service today as privately owned planes and charter aircraft.
If you were to ask an owner of a Conquest II what they like about it, they’d reply with a combination of any of the following:
- Fuel economy
- Low engine maintenance costs
Both owner-pilots and charter pilots appreciate the easy-to-use nature of the Conquest II. Despite its age, the instrument panel is intuitive and the cockpit offers good visibility.
With a service ceiling of 35,000 feet, the Cessna 441 Conquest II is capable of rising above turbulence. It also climbs as a rate of 2,435 feet-per-minute, allowing it to reach altitude quickly for a turboprop. It can reach 33,000 feet in about 25 minutes. As a result, it provides passengers with a smooth, comfortable and, most importantly, safe ride.
While a pair of Garrett TPE331 turboprop engines powered early models of the Cessna Conquest II, most have since been upgraded to the dash-10 variant of the same power plant. These engines offer an all-around improvement in key areas such as:
- Service ceiling
- Fuel efficiency
At the aft of the Conquest II you’ll find both a belted lavatory seat, as well as the internal baggage compartment. You can access this pressurized storage area while inflight. Additionally, there are two more external storage compartments in the nose of the plane.
When you consider the practical nature of the Cessna 441 Conquest II, it’s easy to see why our clients request these charter planes so often. At Stratos Jets, we frequently arrange Conquest II charter flights for everything from corporate travel to weekend getaways.
If you’d like to learn more about the aircraft and whether it’s the right choice for your next air travel adventure, call one of our knowledgeable private flight advisors. We’d be happy to discuss all options so that you experience the best charter flight possible.