Swearingen SA-226T

The Swearingen SA-226T “Merlin” III is a twin turboprop aircraft.  It is capable of carrying up to six passengers with a crew of two.  The NTPS Merlin operates under a Standard Airworthiness Certificate.  Its two Garrett TPE331-SER engines produce 850 SHP each.  The Merlin has a maximum takeoff weight of 12,500 lbs.  The aircraft is instrumented and operates as a flying laboratory with flight test engineer consoles.  NTPS uses the Merlin for Performance and Flying Qualities flight test instruction.


Contact Info

National Test Pilot School
P.O. Box 658
Mojave, CA 93502-0658 USA
Phone: +1 (661) 824-2977
Fax: +1 (661) 824-2943