The single engine piston Aero Commander 100 is a light high wing monoplane with fixed tricycle landing gear. The 100 uses a Lycoming O-320 single engine and the 100A uses a Lycoming O-290 single engine. The cruising speed is 111 kts (128 mph, 206 km/h), the stall speed is 48 kts (55 mph, 89 km/h), and the maximum speed is 150 kts (170 mph, 270 km/h). The aircraft has the capacity to seat three passengers with one crew member. The empty weight is 1,280 lbs (581 kg) and the maximum takeoff weight is 2,250 lbs (1,021 kg).