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AERO (1) Commander 560

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Name Commander 560
Manufacturer AERO (1)
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position High wing
Tail Regular tail, low set
WTC Light
Type code L2P
Engine Piston
Engine count Multi
Position (Front) Wing leading mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 2

Manufacturered as:

AERO (1) L-26B Commander 560
AERO (1) U-4A Commander 560
AERO (1) Commander 560
AERO COMMANDER Commander 560
AERO COMMANDER 560 Commander 560

AERO (1) Commander 560

AERO (1) Commander 560


Utility and corporate aircraft. In wide spread service since 1955. Developed from 1955 to 1960. Based on the 520 series.

Technical Data

Wing span 14.9 m48.885 ft <br />
Length 11.2 m36.745 ft <br />
Height 4.6 m15.092 ft <br />
Powerplant 2 x 275 HP Lycoming GO-480-D1A or

2 x 295 HP Lycoming GO-480-G1B6 or 2 x 350 HP Lycoming IGO-540-B1A piston engines with 3 blade propellers.

Engine model Lycoming O-480, 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)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS 180 kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 200 kts MACH IAS kts IAS 180 kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 390 m ROC 1000 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 430 m
MTOW 34003,400 kg <br />3.4 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL210 ROD 1000 ft/min APC
WTC L Range 15001,500 nm <br />2,778,000 m <br />2,778 km <br />9,114,173.235 ft <br /> NM

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