Friday, March 13, 2009

ROCKWELL COMMANDER 700


1977–80



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STANDARD DATA: Seats 6. Gross wt. 6,947. Empty wt. 4,704. Fuel capacity 210. Engine two 340-hp turbocharged Lycomings.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 254. Cruise mph 244. Stall mph 79. Initial climb rate 1,578. Ceiling 25,000. Range 1,214. Takeoff distance (50') 2,264. Landing distance (50') 2,154.

The pressurized 700 was designed and produced under a joint development agreement between Fuji Heavy Industries and Rockwell. The Model 700 was powered by two 340-hp Lycoming engines and was to be the first in a series of wide-bodied twin-engine aircraft to be produced by the two companies. The airframe subassemblies and major assemblies were to be manufactured by Fuji, and the aircraft were to be assembled by Rockwell using avionics, powerplants, brakes, wheels, and tires manufactured in the United States. The Rockwell 700 provides sea-level comfort up to 12,500 feet with a useful load of up to 2,283 pounds. Rockwell and Fuji Jet Industries terminated their agreement on the Commander 700 in December 1979.



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