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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 in the regional and local routes. Excellent take-off and landing characteristics have made it possible to operate the aircraft with a small airfield with a runway length of about 1400 meters; Low parameters of altitude and airspeed compensated by a moderate cost of maintenance and operation. Among the advantages of the aircraft it can also be called a low noise (model is a type of turboprop aircraft, publishing least noise).
In the design of the fuselage company to use the same approach as in the design of the airplane "Model 330": The fuselage was leaking. In the process of changing the shape of the tail of the fuselage it has turned out to place a large luggage compartment. Also, improved aerodynamic properties of the aircraft. The first prototype flew 01.06.1981. First on the prototype installed theater PT6A-45R, who then replaced on motors PT6A-65R, having a capacity of 1295 horsepower. Aircraft certification completed in September 1982 years. Aircraft equipped with the usual set of avionics with electromechanical display.
Short firm in March 1985 year reported that, together with the Brazilian company Embraer plans to begin designing the aircraft "Model 450", which is an extended version of 360 model, designed for the transportation of 45-49 passengers on routes distance 700-800 kilometers. The plane had planned to equip two theater having a capacity of 1550 horsepower. Yet due to the lack of interest for the aircraft in October 1985, all design work was stopped.
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
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 seats: 36-39 people in the base configuration.
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: theater 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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