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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 Fairchild Metro was created in the late 1960s specifically to serve the emerging regional airline market. It was developed as a stretched version of Swearingen's Merlin II corporate turboprop, which was introduced in 1965. Regular production of the Metro began in 1971, the same year Fairchild acquired Swearingen. The Metro was the regional airliner first used by many of the most successful regional airlines of the 1970s and 1980s, including Skywest Airlines, Horizon Airlines, Comair and Wings West.

The SA227-AC Metro III was initially certified in 1980 at up to 14,000 pounds (6,350 kg) this increasing to 14,500 pounds (6,577 kg) as engines and structures were upgraded. An option to go as high as 16,000 pounds (7,257 kg) was offered. Externally, improvements incorporated into the Metro III were a 10 ft (3.05 m) increase in wing span, four-bladed props, redesigned "quick-access" engine cowlings and numerous drag-reducing airframe modifications, including landing gear doors that close after the gear is extended.

Over the years, a total of 331 Merlins, 117 Merlin IVs and 605 Metros would be built.

Currently, our fleet comprises of two AN-26 cargo aircraft registered as HA-TCN and HA-TCO, one Boeing 737-200 registered as HA-LEW and one Fairchild SA227-AC Metro III registered as HA-FAO. Using its aft loading ramp, AN-26 can accommodate a wide variety of cargo up to 6170 kilograms. Boeing 737-200 is loadable from its left side and can accommodate up to 15000 kilograms, the Metro III aircraft can take 2100 kg.

Basic dimensions  
Length 59,35 ft inch (18,09 m)
Height 16,66 ft (5,08 m)
Wing span 57,0 ft (17,37 m)
Max speed 246 knots (455 km/h)
Max operating altitude 31000 ft (9448 m)
Max range 1800 nm (3333 km)
Empty weight 8800 lbs (3992 kg)
Max takeoff weight 8800 lbs (3992 kg)
Max usabale fuel 4342 lbs (1970 kg)
Max passenger capacity 19