Cessna 404 Titan
Role Light passenger/cargo aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer Cessna
First flight February 26, 1975
Introduction 1976
Produced 1976–1982
Number built 396
Developed from Cessna 402
Developed into Reims-Cessna F406 Caravan II
Cessna 441 Conquest II

The Cessna Model 404 Titan is an American twin-engined, light aircraft built by Cessna Aircraft. It was the company's largest twin piston-engined aircraft at the time of its development in the 1970s. Its US military designation is C-28, and Swedish Air Force designation Tp 87.[1]

Design and development

The aft doors on the left side

The Cessna 404 was a development of the Cessna 402 with an enlarged vertical tail and other changes. The prototype first flew on February 26, 1975. It is powered by two 375 hp/280 kW turbocharged Continental Motors GTSIO-520 piston engines. Two versions were offered originally; the Titan Ambassador passenger aircraft for ten passengers, and the Titan Courier utility aircraft for passengers or cargo. By early 1982 seven different variants were available, including a pure cargo version, the Titan Freighter. The Freighter was fitted with a strengthened floor, cargo doors, and its interior walls and ceiling were made from impact-resistant polycarbonate materials to minimize damage in the event of cargo breaking free in-flight.



Civilian operators

 United States
 United Kingdom

Military operators

 Dominican Republic
 Hong Kong
 United States
 Puerto Rico

Specifications (Ambassador I)

Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1980–81[11]

General characteristics


See also

A Cessna 404 Titan (left) with square windows besides a pressurized Cessna 421 (right) with round windows

Related development

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era


  1. ^ Urban Fredriksson (October 4, 2006). "Swedish Military Aircraft Designations". Retrieved September 26, 2012.
  2. ^ Johnson 2013, p. 375
  3. ^ Hagedorn 1993, p. 140
  4. ^ Gaines Flight International 6 November 1982, p. 1386
  5. ^ Hagedorn 1993, p. 111
  6. ^ Air International April 1986, p. 170
  7. ^ Hagedorn 1993, p. 138
  8. ^ ANUARIO LATINOAMERICANO DE DEFENSA 2020. Grupo Edefa. 2020. p. 176.
  9. ^ "FDRA - Fuerza Aérea: Fuerzas Aéreas: Fuerza Aérea - Ejército de Nicaragua". December 2015.
  10. ^ Gaines Flight International 6 November 1982, p. 1374
  11. ^ Taylor 1980, pp. 326–327