Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner
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Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of the Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the prototype Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner took to the skies for the first time in 1969. The Texas-built Metroliner is a 19-seat pressurized airliner. Powered by two Garrett turboprop engines, it has a range of 1,100 km. Conceived as an evolution of the manufacturer’s 9-seater Merlin, the construction of the prototype […]

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