Beechcraft is a major manufacturer of airplanes from America. They are particularly apt at making small jets, although they boast a multitude of products, including several successful military airplanes. Over time, they’ve been a subsidiary of various companies – now, of Textron.
The company was started in 1932 by the engineer named William Beech. They often called it ‘Beechcrafts’ in the earlier stages, which basically means ‘Products of Beech’. Although being rather successful since the 50s, the company has become very celebrated under Raytheon in the 80s.
Their iconic logo first appeared in the 1950s in one of the variations. It’s simply a company name written in a peculiar font – serif with many twists, twirls and other elements that make it very akin to many cursive typefaces, although not quite. The usual color is red now, but it had various palettes over the years.
What it also changed throughout the history is small details. During the Raytheon era (1980-2007), for instance, they had ‘A Raytheon Company’ inscription located just below the main thing. The general appearance of the logo changed little, however.
Although their planes preferred to go emblem-free since the dawn of this company, the latest models have usually been branded by a small iconic ‘B’ imprint, just like it’s seen on the official logo. Normally, they place it on the very rear of the plane, in the middle of the otherwise perfectly white background, which makes it easy to remove.