beechcraft bonanza

Beechcraft Bonanza aircrafts have been in production for over 70 years. With its long history and recognizable name holds a special place in aviation history. But what makes the Beechcraft Bonanza–and interiors–so special?

From its impressive speed, style and overall handling qualities, the Beechcraft Bonanza has become a fan favorite. 

When the Beechcraft Bonanza first hit the scene in 1947, it stood out from its competitors because of its futuristic appearance and upgraded technology. As the years went by, the Bonanza continued to wow jet enthusiasts as models got larger and engine power improved. 

You can rest assured that your Beechcraft Bonanza is in good hands with the experts at Southern Air Custom Interiors. Southern Air Custom Interiors can refurbish the interior of your aircraft and transform it into a vessel that will surely impress everyone. 

What Kind of Plane is the Beechcraft Bonanza Aircraft?

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Walter Beech founded Beech Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas in 1936 alongside his wife Olive Ann Beech. They started their operation inside an abandoned Cessna factory. By November of 1936, they designed their first aircraft, the Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing. 

The design of the Model 17 Staggerwing was a risk, but the risk paid off as around 270 of these aircrafts were made specifically for the United States Air Force during World War II. The Model 17 Staggerwing was advanced for its time with technology that hadn’t been used before. This included a negative staggered wing arrangement that improved the pilot’s visibility. 

By 1947, this was introduced to the market with the first S35 Bonanza model. At the time, Cessna had its Cessna 195 model which was the competition for the Beechcraft S35 Bonanza. The two jets had different approaches with their design and function. 

The Cessna 195 used prewar technology, like a fixed tailwheel undercarriage and roll down side windows. The Beechcraft S35 Bonanza however took a different approach by making different elements of the aircraft easier to manage and use, like a retractable tricycle undercarriage.

There are three Bonanza model variants:

1. The Model 35 (produced between 1947-1982)

2. The Model 33 (produced between 1960-1995)

3. The Model 36 ( production started in 1968 and are still currently being produced) 

Beechcraft Aviation Corporation went through several different ownerships, like Raytheon Company and Goldman Sachs. However in 2013, Textron purchased Beechcraft Aviation Corporation and is currently still a subsidiary of Textron who also produces iconic planes like the King Air and Denali. 

How much does a Beechcraft Bonanza airplane cost?

There are several different models, so costs do vary. The Beechcraft Bonanza G36 generally starts at $777,000 used while the Beechcraft Bonanza A36 averages around $419, 500 used.

You can also charter a Beechcraft Bonanza for around $400-$700 per hour. 

Redesigning Your Beechcraft Bonanza Aircraft Interior 

The trained experts at Southern Air Custom Interiors can help you customize your Beechcraft Bonanza. With over 30 years of knowledge, you’ll be in good hands as you design the aircraft of your dreams.

Southern Air Custom Interiors can help you decide on the interior features that are important to you. This could include:

  • Upholstery
  • Cabinetry 
  • Seating
  • Flooring/carpeting 
  • Whole floor plan configuration
  • Lavatories 
  • Galleys
  • Walls 
  • Updated in flight entertainment options
  • Communication and navigation systems
  • Avionics 

Additional interior features to consider could be:

  • Additional cup holders
  • USB outlets and chargers
  • Sound reducing insulation
  • Pet accommodations
  • Ambient lighting  

The skilled technicians at Southern Air Custom Interiors understand and have extensive knowledge on the highly regulated standards that the Federal Aviation Administration have in place for Beechcraft Bonanza interiors. 

Not only can Southern Air Custom Interiors help to customize your Beechcraft but they can also help with maintenance, ensuring that your Bonanza stays in top shape. 

Features of Beechcraft Bonanza Aircrafts & Interiors 

Beechcraft Bonanza aircrafts make excellent jets because of the ease of customization capabilities. While there are secondhand Bonanzas available on the market, Textron Aviation currently is producing the latest Bonanza model, the Beechcraft Bonanza G36

Beechcraft Bonanza G36

The Bonanza G36 is a superior jet because of its spacious interior which has the capability to be reconfigured in four different ways! This will make the process of customization seem so much simpler because of the various opportunities that are available to you. 

Is having more passenger seating important to you? Or does having more cargo space more valuable? These are choices that you have open to you because of the versatility of the Bonanza G36’s interior. Contact Southern Air Custom Interiors today to learn more about the design options for your Beechcraft interior.  

Beechcraft Bonanza G36 Performance:

Seat Capacity: 6 occupants

Cruise Speed: 176 ktas or 203 mph

Range: 1,059 miles

Service Ceiling: 18,500 feet

Takeoff distance: 1,913 ft 

Fuel Consumption: 80 gph

Full fuel payload: 629 lb 

The Beechcraft Bonanza G36 is equipped with the latest technology in integrated cockpits, the GARMIN G1000 NXi avionics, which is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration. The flight displays give the pilot direct access to flight plan data, frequencies and other important elements that can help save time for the crew. 

How safe is a Beechcraft Bonanza?

For many individuals, safety is a major concern when flying either commercially or privately. Looking at specific specifications in regards to safety features are often the first thing people look at when they are interested in flying privately.

The Beechcraft Bonanza is a popular aircraft among those who fly privately and there is a reason for that. And though unfortunately it have been called the “doctor killer,” these planes are as safe–or more safe–than similar aircrafts. They received that morbid nickname because of the deaths of wealthy, amatuer flyers that weren’t able to operate the aircraft as it should be. 

The AOPA Air Safety Foundation actually studied the safety records of several aircrafts, the Cessna P210 and 182, the V-Tail Bonanzas, the BE33 Debonair, F33 Bonanza and the BE36, over the course of several years to compare data and examine safety concerns–and Bonanzas had an overall better rate than all of them. 

They examined accidents that occurred due to meteorological conditions and found that the overall rate for the Beechcraft Bonanzas were substantially better than the other aircrafts that were reviewed. The study found that Bonanza pilots would have had safer conditions if they were instrument rated and had an IFR Plan

The leading factor in ant Beechcraft Bonanza accidents were improper procedures during instrument approaches–there was nothing in the accident profiles showing that there were any faults or flaws with the aircrafts, meaning Beechcraft Bonanza planes are made with safety and security foremost in mind.  

Conclusion: Customize Your Beechcraft Bonanza Aircraft Interior

Your Bonanza will be in the best hands possible with the skilled team at Southern Air Custom Interiors. Because of their extensive knowledge and expertise, you can trust Southern Air to make your vision come to life. 

Southern Air Custom Interiors can provide you with the best care possible through the design process and the actual refurbishment of your Bonanza. Their reliable service has been trusted for over 30 years so your Bonanza is guaranteed to wow you for years to come. 

Because Southern Air Custom Interiors provides high quality care, they will make sure you are getting the best products possible at the best prices that won’t break the bank. 
Contact Southern Air Custom Interiors today to help you complete Beechcraft Bonanza into a luxurious aircraft that you will love.

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