Fairchild (Swearingen) Metro/Merlin/Expediter All about Fairchild (Swearingen) Metro/Merlin/Expediter, the aircraft made by Fairchild Aircraft with IATA type designator SWM
- Fairchild (Swearingen) Metro/Merlin/Expediter - IATA type SWM
The Fairchild-Swearingen SA226 / SA227 Metro / Metroliner is a twin-engined regional airliner with pressurized cabin for up to 19 passengers produced by the US-American manufacturer Swearingen Aircraft, later Fairchild-Swearingen. The Merlin IV is a corporate aircraft variant of the Metro. The Metro in US military service is designated C-26.
Aircraft managed by 2 crew members and can trasfer 19 passengers
The cruise speed is about 459 km/h and service ceiling is up to 8.230 (7.620) m . The aircraft range is 1.100 (2.065) km. The aircraft empty Weight is 3.379 (4.309) kg and maximum takeoff weight is 6.000 (7.484) kg.
The aircraft size: Length 18,09 m, wing span 14,10 (17,37) m and plane height is 5,08 m.
The plane made its first flight at 26.08.1969, and have following modifications: SA226-TC Metro, SA226-TC Metro II, SA226-AT Merlin IVA, SA227-AC Metro III (C-26A), SA227-BC Metro III (C-26B), SA227-AT Merlin IVC, SA227-AT Expediter, SA227-CC Metro 23, SA227-DC developed from Swearingen Merlin.
There are 684 aircrafts produced for now. There are 88 accidents registred with 213 fatalities. The Survival Rate is 19.3%.Fairchild (Swearingen) Metro/Merlin/Expediter (SWM) out of production for now.
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Fairchild (Swearingen) Metro/Merlin/Expediter with IATA code SWM is IATA Aircraft type designator covers multiple models
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New South Wales