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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)