Aircraft Photo of VH-TAO | Fairchild Swearingen SA-227AC Metro III | Brindabella Airlines | AirHistory.net #45938
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:VH-TAO
Aircraft Original Type:Swearingen SA-26 Merlin
Aircraft Generic Type:Fairchild Swearingen SA-226/227 Merlin IV/Metro
Aircraft Version:Fairchild Swearingen SA-227AC Metro III
C/n (msn):AC-513
Operator / Titles:(Brindabella Airlines)
Location
City / Airport:Melbourne - EssendonMap
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YMEN   IATA: MEB   Local: YMEN   Other: -
 
Photo Date:16 February 2009
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 45938
Photo Comment

In 2008 Canberra-based Brindabella Airlines gave this Metro a new coat of vanilla paint and currently has it offered for sale. Evidently they are still using it in the meantime. The aircraft has an interesting history: built 1982 as Merlin IVC, cn AT-513. Re-delivered Dec 86 to Texas National Airlines as N3108H. Passed through several hands before moving to New Zealand in Feb 89 - became ZK-NSV with Air Nelson. Returned to US registry Jun 03 as N513FA. VH-TAO 1 Oct 2003.

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