In 1932, Walter and Olive Ann started Beech Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas and 15 years later in 1947 the Bonanza airplane entered the market. It’s the now the longest continuously produced aircraft in history. More than 18,000 Bonanzas have been manufactured.
To commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary in 2022, a limited-edition Beechcraft Bonanza G36 has been announced by Textron Aviation. “The special-edition Bonanza will be powered by a 300-horsepower Continental IO-550-B engine driving a three-blade, constant-speed propeller. The aircraft has a maximum cruise speed of 176 knots, boasts a maximum range of more than 920 nautical miles, can loft a 1,060-pound payload, and has a service ceiling of 18,500 feet msl.” The flight deck includes Garmin’s G1000 NXi next generation avionics.
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