Twin Commander 690B Renaissance – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Twin Commander 690B Renaissance to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Twin Commander 690B Renaissance
AIRCRAFT NAME
690B Renaissance
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Twin Commander
SPEED
300 kts
PASSENGERS
5 people
ACQUISITION COST
$500000
ENGINES
Honeywell Engines TPE 331-10 2
AVIONICS
Collins Pro Line
WINGSPAN
46.55 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

The Twin Commander 690B is a refurbished twin-engine turboprop with upgraded Honeywell TPE 331-10 engines.
 
While the Aero Commanders were not the fastest turboprops in their class, they had a reputation for being well built, stable, and comfortable. With the high wing, entering and exiting the aircraft is easy for passengers and they also enjoy excellent downward visibility. The Commander 690 series had a small, but comfortable cabin with an emergency-use-only forward lavatory.
 
There is a program in effect called the “Renaissance Commander” program wherein the Model 690 is completely refurbished from tip to tail, and the engines are upgraded to Honeywell TPE 331-10 engines. The engine upgrade yields more power, better fuel efficiency, and lower costs with its extended time between overhauls (TBO). The Renaissance program gives new life to a solid airframe and has proven to be a popular option for Commander owners.