Bonanza Turns 60 and Has Never Looked Better


A special 60th anniversary package was revealed yesterday by Raytheon Aircraft for 2007 model-year Beechcraft Bonanza G36s. The anniversary editions will come with several upgrades, including a redesigned sidewall that offers more space and comfort, leather seats tailored with a combination of embossed stingray and wheat leather, removable headrest covers embossed with the Bonanza shield, leather-wrapped control wheels, tweed carpet and a sculpted 60th anniversary entry mat. Raytheon said the exterior will preserve the Bonanza legacy, while advancing technology and design with specially formulated paints.

The exterior will sport a 60th anniversary stripe design, a commemorative script on the upper surface of the starboard wing, a Beechcraft shield on the rudder and 60th anniversary emblems aft of the rear windows.