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Monday, 20 August 2012 03:37

The Cessna 414 - Still a good choice for the small business flyer

Written by  Daryl Murphy
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Thirty-five years ago, there were dozens of piston twins on the market, everything from Piper’s $66,000 Aztec to Beech’s quarter-million-dollar Queen Air 88. The light twin market had gained momentum in the 1950s when big and small business alike discovered General Aviation.

The designs of early multi-engine aircraft were largely based on expansion of their single-engine forebears, and as such they tended to lack the refinements and creature comforts that the airlines were offering. The reason they were selling, however, was that the light corporate twin was infinitely handier and could operate to and from thousands more destinations.

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