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.

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