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Fairchild Metro

Aircraft Fairchild Metro. Photo. Description.

 

Fairchild Aerospace Meter (Fairchild SwearingenMetroliner) - US aviation turboprop airliner for regional air lines. Developed and produced series now Swearingen Aircraft, and later - Fairchild in period1968-2001 years.

Design

The Metroliner model was developed on the basis of the previous model - turboprop administrative Swearingen Merlin aircraft and, in fact, was its strong processing. This aircraft was built for passenger capacity of nineteen passengers, because, according to the requirements of the FAA Aviation Administration, an increased number of passengers forced the airline companies to include the flight attendant in the crew. The analog of the plane made the first flight in 1969. Swearingen Aircraft, which was experiencing financial difficulties in 1971X, was bought by Fairchild and renamed Swearingen Aviation Corporation. 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

 

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Features Fairchild Metro :

 

Length: 18,09m.

Height: 16,53 m.

Empty weight: 3963kg.

Wingspan: 17,37m.

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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