Short 360
Short 360

Short 360. A photo. Video. Driving compartment. Characteristics. Reviews.

Short 360 (another designation SD3-60) - British turboprop aircraft for local airlines. Designed and produced serially company Short Brothers in 1981-1991 years.


The first statement Short 360 - airline Suburban Airlines (merged then Allegheny Airlines / US Airways). Regular use of the aircraft in the aviation company started in November 1981goda. The plane, with regard to its origin from the previous model Short 330, took a worthy position on regional and local airlines. Excellent take-off and landing properties made it possible to operate the aircraft from small airfields having a runway length of about 1400 meters; Low parameters of altitude and flight speed are compensated by moderate cost of maintenance and operation. Among the advantages of the aircraft can also be called low noise (the model is one of the types of turboprop aircraft that emit the least noise).

Short 360 side view

When designing the fuselage, the company used the same approach as when designing the Model 330: The fuselage was not tight. In the process of changing the shape of the tail of the fuselage, it turned out to accommodate a large luggage compartment. Also improved aerodynamic properties of the aircraft. For the first time an experienced plane took off 01.06.1981. First, the PT6A-45R TVD was installed on the prototype, which was later replaced by PT6A-65R motors having horsepower 1295. Aircraft certification was completed in September 1982. The aircraft was equipped with a conventional avionics kit with electromechanical indication.

Short in March 1985 reported that together with the Brazilian company Embraer plans to begin designing the Model 450 aircraft, which is an elongated version of the 360 model, designed to transport passengers 45-49 to routes 700-800 kilometers. The aircraft was planned to be equipped with two theaters with horsepower 1550. Yet due to the lack of interest in the aircraft in October 1985, all design work was discontinued.

Production of the aircraft ceased in the year 1991, 165 total output of cars; to 1998 year use it was about 110 aircraft of this type.

Short 360 Salon

Short 360 Salon


Length: 21.58 m.

Height: 7.27 m.

Wingspan: 22.80 m.

Cruising speed: 400 km / h.

Maximum speed: 470 km / h. at an altitude of 3,048 m;

Range: 1300 km.

Ceiling: 7,600 m.

Length of takeoff: 930 m.

Number of passenger seats: 36-39 people in the basic layout.

Crew: 3 person (flight attendants and two pilots).

The width of the passenger compartment: 2,17 m.

The height of the passenger cabin: 1,82 m.

Maximum landing weight: 14050 kg.

Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R (two copies).

Link: 2 × 1424 horsepower.

Rate of climb: 4.7 m / s.

Stalling speed: 136 km / h (flaps and landing gear).

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