Beechcraft Queen Air B80 – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Beechcraft Queen Air B80 to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Beechcraft Queen Air B80
AIRCRAFT NAME
Queen Air B80
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Beechcraft
MAX RANGE (30 MIN RESERVE)
746 nm
SPEED
208 kts
PASSENGERS
11 people
ACQUISITION COST
$98000
ENGINES
Lycoming Ly IGSO-540-A1D 2
WINGSPAN
50.25 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

The Beech Queen Air made its first flight on August 28, 1958. Deliveries began in late 1960 and production ran for almost 20 years. This first model combined the wings, undercarriage, Lycoming engines and tail surfaces of the Twin Bonanza with a new, larger fuselage. The Queen Air B80 was the last major production model and was introduced in 1966. It featured a longer wing span and higher MTOW. Production of the Queen Air ceased in 1977.