SW4

SWEARINGEN Metroliner

Aircraft
Name
Metroliner
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Low wing
Tail
Regular tail, mid set
WTC
M
APC
B
Type Code
L2T
Engine
Turboprop
Engine Count
Multi
Position
(Front) Wing leading mounted
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as

SW4

The Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner or the Fairchild Aerospace Metro is a 19-seat, pressurised, twin turboprop airliner first produced by Swearingen Aircraft and later by Fairchild at a plant in San Antonio, Texas, United States. The Metro IV also know as the Metro 23. The aircraft is developed from the Metro III providing better systems, more power and increased Takeoff weight. One version of the Metro 23 is equipped with an external pod under the lower fuselage for greater baggage capacity.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
17.37 m
Length (metric)
18.09 m
Height (metric)
5.08 m
Powerplant

2 x Garrett AiResearch TPE-331 turboprops (745.5 kW, 820 kW) each.

Engine Model(s)
Garrett AiResearch TPE-331
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
n/a
Distance
870 m
MTOW
7257 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
140 kts
ROC
1500 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
180 kts
ROC
1000
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
180 kts
ROC
800 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH
n/a
ROC
n/a
Cruise
TAS
270 kts
MACH
n/a
Ceiling
250
Range
575 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
200 kts
ROD
1000 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
140 kts
MCS
120 kts
ROD
1000 ft/min
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
115 kts
Distance
770 m

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