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Name 50 Twin Bonanza
Manufacturer BEECH
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Light
Type code L2P
Engine Piston
Engine count Multi
Mass group UNK

Manufacturered as:

BEECH RU-8 Seminole
BEECH Seminole (U-8D/E/G)
BEECH U-8E Seminole
BEECH U-8G Seminole
BEECH Twin Bonanza
BEECH U-8D Seminole
BEECH 50 Twin Bonanza

BEECH 50 Twin Bonanza

BEECH 50 Twin Bonanza


Light twin-engined utility aircraft. In service since 1950. J50 more powerful development for higher speed, higher service ceiling and extended range. Again more powerful development Excalibur by SWEARINGEN, USA. Mil. type: U-8 Seminole. J50: MTOW 3,310kg7,297.301 lbs
3.31 tonnes
. Excalibur: MTOW 3,450kg7,605.948 lbs
3.45 tonnes

Technical Data

Wing span 14 m45.932 ft
Length 9.6 m31.496 ft
Height 3.5 m11.483 ft
Powerplant 2 x 295 HP Lycoming GO-480-G2F6 or

2 x 340 HP Lycoming IGSO-480-A1B6 or 2 x 400 HP Lycoming IO-729-A1A piston engine with 3 blade propellers.

Engine model Lycoming O-480, Lycoming IO-720

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving BE50

None on SKYbrary