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BEECH 50 Twin Bonanza

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Name 50 Twin Bonanza
Manufacturer BEECH
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail Regular tail, mid set
WTC Light
Type code L2P
Engine Piston
Engine count Multi
Position (Front) Wing leading mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 2

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 BEECH 50 Twin Bonanza 3D


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 <br />3.31 tonnes <br />. Excalibur: MTOW 3,450kg7,605.948 lbs <br />3.45 tonnes <br />.

Technical Data

Wing span 14 m45.932 ft <br />
Length 9.6 m31.496 ft <br />
Height 3.5 m11.483 ft <br />
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 IO-720, Lycoming O-480

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 170 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 33113,311 kg <br />3.311 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL300 ROD ft/min APC A
WTC L Range 870870 nm <br />1,611,240 m <br />1,611.24 km <br />5,286,220.476 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving BE50

None on SKYbrary