10 November 2017

Metro 23s for Air Chathams

Air Chathams has purchased the two ex-Airwork Fairchild SA227-CC Metro 23s, ZK-POE (c/n CC-843B) and ZK-POF (c/n CC-844B). 

Wikipedia, the source of all knowledge, notes improvements beyond the Metro III provided better systems, more power and a further increase in takeoff weight. This design effort resulted in the SA227 CC (for Commuter Category) and SA227-DC models, initially called the Metro IV then renamed Metro 23, so named as they were designed for certification under FAR Part 23 (Amendment 34) standards. The SA227-CC was an interim model with TPE331-11U engines and only five were built.

Metro 23s ZK-POE and ZK-POF taken at Auckland in 2014

1 comment:

  1. Interesting, wonder what they will use these for open up some new routes maybe or just more charter flights.