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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 ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com



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







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Fairchild Swearingen Metro III Specifications



Service Year: 1972
Type: Regional Passenger Airliner
National Origin: United States
Manufacturer(s): Fairchild Swearingen - USA
Total Production: 600


Structural (Crew, Dimensions, Weights)



Operating Crew (Typical): 2
Overall Length: 59.38 feet (18.1 meters)
Overall Width: 56.92 feet (17.35 meters)
Overall Height: 16.73 feet (5.10 meters)

Weight (Empty): 8,818 lb (4,000 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 16,006 lb (7,260 kg)

Power / Performance (Engine Type, Top Speed)



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

Maximum Speed: 310 knots (357 mph; 575 kph)
Maximum Range: 575 nautical miles (662 miles; 1,065 km)
Service Ceiling: 25,000 feet (7,620 meters; 4.73 miles)

Armament / Mission Payload



None.

Global Operators (Customers, Users)



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

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"