Fairchild Metro
Fairchild Metro

Aircraft Fairchild Metro. A photo. Description.

Fairchild Aerospace Logistics Metro (Fairchild SwearingenMetroliner) - American turboprop airliner for regional aviation lines. Designed and manufactured in series by Swearingen Aircraft, and subsequently Fairchild in the period of the 1968-2001 years.


Model Metroliner developed on the basis of the previous model - turboprop administrative Swearingen Merlin aircraft and, in fact, was its strong processing. This aircraft was built on the passenger capacity of nineteen passengers, since, according to the FAA requirements of the aviation administration, an increased number of passengers forced aviation companies to include a flight attendant in the crew. The analogue of the aircraft made the first flight in 1969. Swearingen Aircraft, which experienced financial difficulties in 1971, was bought by Fairchild and renamed Swearingen AviationCorporation. Serial production of the aircraft started in 1971 and was up to 2001. The aircraft was produced in a large number of cargo and passenger modifications.

Fairchild Metro Salon

Fairchild Metro Salon

Main operators of aircraft:


Aeronaves TSM;


Air Cerberus;



Bearskin Airlines;

Berry Aviation;


Carson Air;

Hardy Aviation;

IBC Airways;

Key Lime Air;


LC Busre;

Merlin Airways;


Peninsula Airways;

Perimeter Aviation;

Sharp Airlines;

Skippers Aviation;

Sunwest Aviation;

Toll Aviation;

Western Air.

Features Fairchild Metro :

Length: 18,09.

Height: 16,53 m.

Empty weight: 3963kg.

Wingspan: 17,37.

Wing area: 260 square. m.

Cruising speed: 515km / h..

Maximum speed: 576km / h..

Flight range with maximum load: 2131km.

Engines: 2 × theater GarrettAiResearch TPE331.

Crew: 2cheloveka.

Number of seats: 19mest,

Maximum takeoff weight: 6577-7257kg (depending on model).

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