Beechcraft Baron E55 – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Beechcraft Baron E55 to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Beechcraft Baron E55
AIRCRAFT NAME
Baron E55
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Beechcraft
RANGE
510 nm
MAX RANGE (30 MIN RESERVE)
900 nm
SPEED
201 kts
PASSENGERS
3 people
ACQUISITION COST
$170000
ENGINES
Continental Con IO-520-CB 2
WINGSPAN
37.8 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

The Baron family shares its ancestry with the Bonanzas and includes the same landing gear and cabin as the six-place Bonanzas. The Baron 55 model is powered by two 260 hp Continental engines. The Baron 55 is one of the more popular light twins, both for its utility and its image.
 
The cabin, although a little narrow for some, has comfortable seats, good visibility and easy loading through its aft door, plus an over-the-wing pilot’s door. As far as performance is concerned, the Baron 55 has a good blend of payload and speed. The Baron 55 also has adequate short-field performance. Later model Barons improved on this performance with bigger engines. Nearly 2,000 Baron B55s were produced from 1970 to 1982.