The Beechcraft Bonanza is an American general aviation aircraft introduced in 1947, and has been in continuous production longer than any other airplane in history. More than 17,000 Bonanzas of all variants have been built. At the end of World War II, two all-metal aircraft emerged, the Model 35 Bonanza and the Cessna 195 that represented very different approaches to the premium-end of the postwar civil aviation market. This specific Beechcraft Bonanza is the A-36, which is the Model 36 but with improved deluxe interior, a new fuel system, and higher take-off weight. 2128 were built.