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AC50

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Aircraft
Name Commander 500
Manufacturer NORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELL
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position High wing
Tail Regular tail, low set
WTC Light
Type code L2P
Engine Piston
Engine count Multi
Position In wing mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 2


Manufacturered as:

AERO (1) Commander 500
AERO COMMANDER Commander 500
AERO COMMANDER 500 Commander 500
NORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELL Shrike Commander
NORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELL Commander 500
NORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELL 500 Commander 500
NORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELL 500 Shrike Commander
ROCKWELL Shrike Commander
ROCKWELL 500 Shrike Commander


NORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELL Commander 500

NORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELL Commander 500 NORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELL Commander 500 3D

Description

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

Technical Data

Wing span 14.9 m48.885 ft
Length 11.2 m36.745 ft
Height 4.6 m15.092 ft
Powerplant 2 x 250 HP Lycoming O-540-A2B or

2 x 260 HP Continental IO-470-M or 2 x 290 HP Lycoming IO-540-E1B1 piston engines with 3 blade propellers.

Engine model Continental O-470, Lycoming O-540

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 187 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 584 m ROC 1340 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 681 m
MTOW 30603,060 kg
3.06 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL194 ROD ft/min APC
WTC L Range 10331,033 nm
1,913,116 m
1,913.116 km
6,276,627.301 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving AC50

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