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Swearingen SA226 Metro

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SA-226-TC Metro II


The Metro was developed by Swearingen on the basis of the Beech Queen Air as a commuterliner, and first flew as the SA-226TC in August 1969. The Metro II can convert from a high density 20 seat configuration, to an all cargo congiuration in 30 minutes.

SA226-TC Metro II
Engines: 2 x Garrett TPE 331 3UW-304G, 840 shp
Empty wt: 8150 lb
MTOW: 12,500 lb (later 13,100 lb)
Pax cap: 20
Cruise: 235 kts @ 15,000 ft, 252 kts @ 10,000 ft
Cargo holds: 181 cu.ft
Press differential: 7 psi
SL cabin alt: 16,000 ft
Max op alt: 25,000 ft
ROC @ MTOW: 2400 fpm
SE ROC: 650 fpm

Engines: Garrett, 940 shp
TBO: 2500 hr
Max cruise: 283mph
Econ cruise: 230 mph
Stall: 86 mph
Fuel cap: 4342 lb
Service ceiling: 27,000 ft
SE service ceiling: 14,700 ft
ROC: 2400 fpm
SE ROC: 650 fpm
Min field length: 2050 ft
Payload with full fuel: 293 lb
Max range: 2110 sm
High speed range: 1665 sm
Max payload: 4430 lb
Range with max payload: 435 sm
Pressurisation diff: 7.0 lb. psi
Seats: 22
Gross wt: 12500 lb
Equipped empty wt: 8219 lb
Useful load: 4281 lb

Metro II
Engines: 2 x Garrett TPE 331-3UW-303G, 940 hp
Seats: 22
Wing loading: 45 lb/sq.ft
Pwr loading: 6.65 lb/hp
Gross wt: 12,500 lb
Operating wt: 7869 lb
Equipped useful load: 4500 lb
Payload max fuel: 158 lb
Zero fuel wt: 12,500 lb
Range max fuel/cruise: 1474 nm/5.8 hr
Range max fuel / range: 1915 nm/ 7.9 hr
Service ceiling: 25,000 ft
Max cruise: 255 kt
Max range cruise: 244 kt
Vmc: 91 kt
Stall: 86-98 kt
1.3 Vso: 112 kt
ROC: 2400 fpm
SE ROC: 650 fpm @ 133 kt
SE Service ceiling: 14,000 ft
Min field length: 2050 ft
Cabin press: 7 psi
Fuel cap: 4342 lb

 

 


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