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Textron Aviation Presents 75th Bonanza, Virtual Exhibit at Sun ‘n Fun


For those who knew Olive Ann Beech, the decision to style the new G36 Bonanza after her aesthetic makes perfect sense. Beech was an aviation pioneer who founded Beechcraft alongside her husband Walter, and who carried on leadership of the company following his death in 1950. As the first woman to lead a major aviation OEM, Beech’s career spanned 50 years prior to her retirement in 1982—and her personal elegance was as legendary as her steady hand at the controls. She developed a signature color, “Mrs. Beech Blue,” with designer Oleg Cassini, and this color has been translated into the modern era in the exterior and interior of the 75th anniversary Bonanza.



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