The Aero Commander 500 is the first in a series of light-twin piston-engined aircraft. The company became the Aero Commander company in 1950, and a division of Rockwell International in 1965. The Commander 690A is powered by two Garrett TPE331-5-251K engines. The empty weight is 6,225 lbs and the gross weight is 10,250 lbs. The cruise speed is 278 kts, the stall speed is 77 kts, and the range is 1,471 miles.