About the Fairchild-Swearingen Metro…
Swearingen Metro Model Description
The Swearingen Metro is a twin-engine turboprop airliner first produced by Swearingen Aircraft and later by Fairchild Aerospace. In passenger configuration the Metro accommodates up to 19 passengers and also offers a separate enclosed lavatory.
The Metro is a versatile aircraft with a long history of success in both passenger and cargo flight operations. The “all-cargo” configured Metro III can accommodate up to 4500 lbs. of cargo and has a maximum range of 1,000 miles.
Between 1968 and 2001 over 600 Metro aircraft were produced.
Performance Specifications (SW-227AC)
Cruise Speed: 264 knots
Range: 1,000 miles
Cabin Specifications (SW-227AC)
Passengers: 18 to 19
Cabin Volume: 626 cubic ft.
Cabin Height: 4.8 ft.
Cabin Width: 5.2 ft.
Cabin Length: 31.6 ft.
Luggage: 181 cubic ft.
SW-227DC (Metro 23), SW-227AC (Metro III/Expeditor), SW-227AC (Metro III), SW-227DC, SW-227PC (Metro IIIA)