Beech / Beechcraft 65 / 70 / 80 / 88 Queen Air

Corporate Aircraft

Beech 65-B80 © Marc de Fontaine
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The Beechcraft 65 / 70 / 80 / 88 Queen Air is a twin-engined eight-to-thirteen-seat corporate travel and utility aircraft with retractable landing gear produced by the US-American manufacturer Beech Aircraft Corporation. The Beech Queen Air was used as a commuter aircraft also.
In executive configuration the Beech Queen Air is normally equipped with six passenger seats. In commuter configuration it can carry up to eleven passengers. A pressurized version is the Beech 88 Queen Air, looking very similar to the later Beech 90 King Air.
Crew1 / 2
Passengers6, max. 11
Propulsion2 Piston Engines
Engine ModelLycoming IGSO-540-A1D
Engine Power (each)283 kW380 hp
Speed400 km/h216 kts
  249 mph
Service Ceiling8.169 m26.800 ft
Range2.441 km1.318 NM
1.517 mi.
Empty Weight2.394 kg5.278 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight3.992 kg8.800 lbs
Wing Span15,32 m50 ft 3 in
Wing Area27,3 m294 ft
Length10,82 m35 ft 6 in
Height4,33 m14 ft 2 in
First Flight28.08.1958
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1960-1977
Total Production510
ICAO CodeBE65 BE70 BE80 BE88
Data for (Version)Beech B80 Queen Air
Variants65, A65, 70, 80, A80, B80, 88