From the Aopa e-pilot mailout (presumably a press release from Commander Aircraft). Now, for only double the price of an SR20, you can have a 160kt retractable four-seater. Why burn 10gph when you can burn 14???
COMMANDER UNVEILS 115 SERIES
Commander Aircraft, located in Bethany, Oklahoma, has introduced the 115 series featuring a long list of improvements to the airframe, engine, avionics, and range capability. Improvements include a composite engine cowling, an electrically operated cowl flap, and dual Garmin GNS 430 GPS/nav/coms with moving maps. The 160-knot normally aspirated aircraft’s range was increased by using the wing from the turbocharged model, which carries 20 gallons more fuel, boosting the range to 854 nm (including IFR reserves) at 75 percent power. The Commander 115 replaces the 114 series, and has a base price of $425,500 for the normally aspirated model, and $472,500 for the turbocharged model. Commander Aircraft officials said that they delivered 13
aircraft last year and expect to build 24 in 2000. For information visit the Web site (http://www.commanderair.com ) or telephone 405/495-8080.