BEECHCRAFT BARON 58
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Described as the ultimate piston-powered aircraft, the Baron 58 and its variants are among the highest performers in their class and have outlasted their competitors for over 50 years.
About this aircraft
- Designed as a variant of the Beechcraft 95 Travel Air, the first Baron aircraft was introduced in 1961. The original Beechcraft Baron 58 followed in 1969.
- The Baron 58 has four passenger seats in the cabin. An extra passenger can sit with a single pilot in the cockpit if the aircraft is owned, but not if it’s chartered.
- The Baron 58 can fly non-stop from London to Cannes with a full payload.
- The Beechcraft Baron 58 has two baggage compartments, one at the rear of the cabin and the other in the aircraft’s nose, with ample space for four suitcases and hand luggage. A passenger seat can be removed for more cargo capacity if needed.
- Production of the Baron 58 ended in 2004 and it was replaced by the G58 model.
Variants of the Baron 58 include the pressurised 58P, the turbocharged 58TC, and the G58 with its glass cockpit and Garmin G1000 NXi avionics.
The Beechcraft Baron 58’s air-conditioned and soundproofed cabin has four passenger seats, arranged in a club configuration behind the cockpit with reading lights, stow-away tables and cupholders.
The two aft seats can be folded down to increase cargo capacity, which is accessible through double doors. Baggage that doesn’t need to be accessed during the flight can be stored in the aircraft’s nose.
Unlike the original Baron 58, the Baron 58P has a pressurised cabin, while the newer G58 offers various modern amenities like leather seats, powered headset jacks, dual USB ports and climate-controlled individual air vents.
Below is an example of a typical configuration found onboard the Beechcraft Baron 58.
Interesting facts to learn before you fly
- The Baron 58G was given London City landing approvals in 2010.
- Textron Aviation claims the Baron G58 has a maximum range of 2,741 km.
- The aircraft can hold more baggage by removing passenger seats if needed.
Depending on the variant, the Baron 58 is fitted with either a Continental IO-520 or IO-550 300 horsepower engine. The turbocharged Baron 58TC and pressurised Baron 58P were introduced in 1976, powered by turbocharged Continental TIO-520s delivering 310-325 horsepower and capable of cruising at 370 km/h at 8,000 feet and 410 km/h at 20,000 feet.
The current production version, the G58, has a Garmin G1000 glass cockpit, an improved passenger cabin and other changes to the airframe.
The Beechcraft Baron was a development of the Beechcraft 95 Travel Air, with streamlined engine nacelles, six-cylinder engines and the Beechcraft Debonair 33’s tail. The first model in the family, the Baron 55, was introduced in 1961 with twin Continental IO-470-L engines producing 260 horsepower. The larger, more powerful Baron 58 entered service in 1970.
Two main variations were introduced in 1976: the Baron 58TC, with turbocharged engines and the 58P, which had a pressurised cabin. Both models were upgraded the following year with more powerful engines, increased maximum takeoff weight and, for the 58P, a slightly higher pressure differential.
In 2004, the aircraft was improved with a fully-integrated glass cockpit and Garmin G1000 avionics. It was renamed the Beechcraft Baron G58 and certified the following year, making its public debut in 2009 and going on to become the first Hawker Beechcraft plane approved for operations at London City Airport.
British aircraft manufacturer Hawker was co-founded by aviation pioneer Harry Hawker in 1920, later merging with engineering group Armstrong Siddeley to form Hawker Siddeley. The company’s famous Hawker Hurricane fighter plane formed a key part of Britain's front-line defence in the Battle of Britain during the Second World War.
The brand’s 125 series is among the most successful British commercial aircraft ever built. Initially developed by de Havilland as the DH.125 Jet Dragon, it entered production as the Hawker Siddeley HS.125 in 1964 and underwent several more reincarnations over the years; such as the Beechcraft Hawker BH.125 and the BAe 125, when Hawker Siddeley merged with the British Aircraft Corporation to form British Aerospace. Later variants included the Hawker 700 and Hawker 800.
British Aerospace sold its business jets division to Raytheon in 1993, which went on to sell its aircraft manufacturing business to Hawker Beechcraft, a company formed and controlled by GS Capital Partners and Onex Partners of Canada. Hawker Beechcraft went bankrupt in 2012 and relaunched as Beechcraft, now owned by Textron Aviation, which discontinued production of Hawker aircraft but continues to offer parts and engineering for existing planes.
A new Beechcraft Baron G58 costs around $1.5 million (USD). The average price of a pre-owned Beechcraft Baron 58 is $295,000.
Charter rates for the Beechcraft Baron 58 vary depending on the length of your journey and the airports you’re flying in and out of.
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Wet lease rates
ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, Insurance) wet lease rates for the Beechcraft Baron 58 vary depending on the age of the aircraft, lease term length, number of guaranteed block hours and average cycle ratio. Contact us for a personalised quote.