Fairchild-Swearingen SA226-T Merlin III

Corporate Aircraft

Fairchild Swearingen SA226-T Merlin IIIA Air Mana F-GLLO T-276 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Fairchild-Swearingen SA226-T Merlin III is a twin-engined 13-seat corporate aircraft with pressurized cabin and retractable landing gear produced by the US-American manufacturer Swearingen Aircraft, later Fairchild-Swearingen.
The SA226-T Merlin III is a development of the SA26-T Merlin II with a slightly stretched fuselage, new tail and the wings and landing gear of the Fairchild-Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II regional airliner and more powerful engines.
Propulsion2 Turboprop Engines
Engine ModelGarrett TPE331-10U-513G
Engine Power (each)671 kW900 shp
Speed491 km/h265 kts
  305 mph
Service Ceiling8.839 m29.000 ft
Range3.589 km1.938 NM
2.230 mi.
Empty Weight3.965 kg8.741 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight6.000 kg13.230 lbs
Wing Span14,10 m46 ft 3 in
Wing Area25,8 m278 ft
Length12,85 m42 ft 2 in
Height5,13 m16 ft 10 in
First Flight1969
Production Statusout of production
Total Production102
Data for (Version)Swearingen SA227-TT Merlin IIIC
VariantsSA226-T Merlin IIIA, SA226-T(B) Merlin IIIB, SA227-TT Merlin IIIC, SA227-TT Merlin 300

[Photo-ID: 829] Karsten Palt 2008-06-05
Fairchild Swearingen SA226-T Merlin IIIA, Air Mana, F-GLLO, c/n T-276, Karsten Palt, 2008Fairchild Swearingen
SA226-T Merlin IIIA
Air Mana
Reg.: F-GLLO
c/n: T-276
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