AC50

NORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELL Commander 500

Aircraft
Name
Commander 500
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
High wing
Tail
Regular tail, low set
WTC
L
Type Code
L2P
Engine
Piston
Engine Count
Multi
Position
In wing mounted
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
ROCKWELL Shrike Commander
ROCKWELL 500 Shrike Commander
NORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELL Shrike Commander
NORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELL Commander 500
NORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELL 500 Commander 500
NORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELL 500 Shrike Commander
AERO (1) Commander 500
AERO COMMANDER Commander 500
AERO COMMANDER 500 Commander 500

AC50

Utility and corporate aircraft. In service since 1958. Developed from 1958 to 1968. Low cost model of the 520 series.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
14.90 m
Length (metric)
11.20 m
Height (metric)
4.60 m
Powerplant

2 x 250 HP Lycoming O-540-A2B or

Engine Model(s)
Continental O-470
Lycoming O-540
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
n/a
Distance
584 m
MTOW
3060 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
n/a
ROC
1340 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
MACH Climb
MACH
n/a
ROC
n/a
Cruise
TAS
187 kts
MACH
n/a
Ceiling
194
Range
1033 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
n/a
Distance
681 m

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