Beechcraft Baron G58 Specs, Price, Pictures, & Details. Beechcraft Baron G58 is a twin-piston engine manufactured by Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC), a subsidiary of Textron Aviation. The first flight was made in June 1969 and began operating in 1970. This aircraft was first produced under the name Beechcraft Baron G55. In 2004 Raytheon upgraded the aircraft with an integrated glass cockpit along with the Garmin G1000 avionics suite. The aircraft’s name was changed to Beechcraft Baron G58 in April 2005, and certified in December 2005. On June 21, 2010, the aircraft received certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). In July 2010, the Beechcraft Baron G58 became the first HBC aircraft approved for operation at London City Airport.
Beechcraft Baron G58 Engine and Performance
Beechcraft Baron G58 is powered by two Teledyne Continental IO-550-C piston engines. The IO-550-C engine is an air-cooled, six-cylinder, fuel-injection engine equipped with an overhead tilt valve design. Each engine can produce a maximum output power of 300 hp to drive a three-bladed McCauley constant speed propeller at a crankshaft speed of 2,700 rpm. Dry weight and the average engine are 188 kg and 210 kg respectively. The dimensions of the machine include a length of 1.1 m, height 0.5 m and width 0.85 m.
Beechcraft Baron G58 aircraft can fly with a maximum speed of 385 km/ h and a cruise speed of 361 km/ h. It has a kiosk speed of 137 km/ h, a maximum range of 2,741 km, and a service ceiling of 6,306 m. The aircraft can rise at the level of 8.43 m/ s during take-off, and descend at 1.98 m/ s during landing. The maximum take-off weight (MTOW) is 2,495 kg.
Beechcraft Baron G58 Specs
The Beechcraft Baron G58 aircraft is equipped with an ice and rain protection system, which includes an automatic pneumatic shoe ice eraser, a standard electro-thermal propeller de-ice system, and a standard propeller warning propeller and fuel vents. The aircraft also includes a standby alternator and secondary backup battery to provide the electricity needed to the engine when the primary battery function fails. Some aircraft buses have increased the reliability and redundancy of the G58.
The landing mechanism of the Beechcraft Baron G58 aircraft is equipped with a retractable landing gear that is controlled by throttle. The landing gear is equipped with an electromechanical extension and retraction system. The dimensions of the Beechcraft Baron G58 include a length of 9.09 m, a height of 2.97 m, and a wingspan of 11.53 m. It has luggage space that can hold up to 190.5 kg of luggage.
Beechcraft Baron G58 Cockpit and Avionics
The Beechcraft Baron G58 cockpit is fully integrated with the Garmin 1000 avionics suite. The Garmin G1000 avionics suite includes a primary flight display (PFD), multi-function display (MFD), digital attitude heading reference system (AHRS) and air data computer (ADC) to provide attitude and air data information to the system. The cockpit has two 10.3 in high resolution liquid crystal (LCD) screens for displaying flight data, engine performance and graphical navigation. The GFC 700 autopilot system is installed in the cockpit to reduce pilot workload.
Other avionics installed on the Baron G58 aircraft include a global positioning system (GPS) sensor, transponder, engine control unit, GWX-68 color weather radar, Stormscope WX-500, distance measuring equipment (DME), traffic advisory system (TAS), and Class-B warning system and warning system (TAWS) to inform pilots of potential conflicts with obstacles and terrain. The aircraft is also equipped with a Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS), terrain warning database, GTX 33ES Mode-S transponder, GDU 104x Multifunction Display, and GRC10 and GRT10 wireless remote control systems.
Beechcraft Baron G58 Cabin and Interior
Beechcraft Baron G58 has a spacious and comfortable cabin. The cabin has a length of 3.84 m, width 1.07 and a height of 1.27 m. Cabin entrance and exit consists of double doors 1.1 m x 0.8 m for passenger entry, one-piece front door 0.93 m x 0.91 m for passenger exit, and two middle windows for some emergency exits. The cabin can accommodate pilots and five passengers with ample leg room for all passengers.
The Beechcraft Baron G58 oval-shaped cabin is also equipped with an XM satellite entertainment system and nose trunk area to place luggage, which is fully accessible to passengers during the flight. To improve passenger and pilot visibility, the cabin is equipped with a large one-piece round windshield and six very large side passenger windows.
Beechcraft Baron G58 Price and Orders
The price of the latest Beechcraft Baron G58 is around US $ 1.48 million. As of 2007, around 38 G58 aircraft had been sent to different customers throughout the world. On May 20, 2008, Artur Przygoda from Poland awarded a contract to Hawker Beechcraft Corporation to supply the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) Baron G58 aircraft. Deliveries were made in May 2009.