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Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner

United States (1972)

Detailing the development and operational history of the Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner Regional Passenger Airliner.

 Entry last updated on 7/26/2017; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ©

Basic Specifications
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United States
Year: 1972
Type: Regional Passenger Airliner
Manufacturer(s): Fairchild Swearingen - USA
Production: 600

The Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner was produced from 1968 to 2001 aand saw formal introduction during 1972.

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Supported Mission Types
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Airborne Early Warning
Electronic Warfare
Aerial Tanker
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Special Forces
Crew: 2
Length: 59.38 ft (18.1 m)
Width: 56.92 ft (17.35 m)
Height: 16.73 ft (5.10 m)
Empty Weight: 8,818 lb (4,000 kg)
MTOW: 16,006 lb (7,260 kg)

Installed Power
2 x Garrett AiResearch TPE-331 turboprop engines developing 1,000 horsepower each.

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 357 mph (575 kph; 310 kts)
Maximum Range: 662 mi (1,065 km; 575 nm)
Service Ceiling: 25,000 ft (7,620 m; 4.73 mi)


Operators List
Australia; Canada; New Zealand; Sweden; United States; Venezuela

Series Model Variants
• Metroliner - Base Series Name
• SA226
• SA226-TC Metro / Metro II
• SA226-AT Merlin IVA
• SA227 Metro III
• SA227-AC
• SA227-BC
• SA227-AT Merlin IVC / Expediter
• Metro 23
• SA227-CC
• SA227-DC
• C-26 "Metroliner"