September 2022, Virtual
September 29 2022, Virtual
Now in its 27th year, the Business Travel Awards
SWEARINGEN”S METRO airliner, in its final form the Fairchild Swearingen Metro III, was one of the most popular turboprop commuter airliners ever built, just over 1,000 delivered in a production run from 1971 until 2001. Capable of carrying 19 passengers in pressurised comfort. It could cruse at nearly 300 knots and was a useful cargo carrier too. For whatever reasons it did not catch on in the UK (maybe because of a plentiful supply of J31s) and now after a decade in service the one and only British example has been sold to Canada.