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

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: 
17.37 m
Length: 
18.09 m
Height: 
5.08 m
Powerplant: 

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

Engine Model: 
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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