Short 360

  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • Type36 seat regional airliner
  • Powerplants360 - Two 990kW (1327shp) Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A65R turboprops driving five blade constant speed Hartzell propellers. 360300 - Two 1062kW (1424shp) PT6A67Rs driving six blade props.
  • Performance360 - Max cruising speed 390km/h (210kt). Range at max cruising speed with 36 passengers 426km (230kt), range with max fuel 1055km (570nm). 360300 - Typical cruising speed 400km/h (216kt). Initial rate of climb 925ft/min. Range with 36 passengers and reserves at typical cruising speed 745km (402nm), with 31 passengers and reserves at 337km/h (182kt) cruising speed 1178km (636nm).
  • Weights360 - Operating empty 7350kg (16,600lb), max takeoff 11,657kg (25,700lb). 360300 - Typical operating empty 7870kg (17,350lb), max takeoff 12,292kg (27,100lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 22.80m (74ft 10in), length 21.58m (70ft 10in), height 7.27m (23ft 10in). Wing area 42.2m2 (454.0sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. Typical passenger seating for 36 at three abreast and 76cm (30in) pitch in 12 seat rows. Optional seating for 39 in a high density configuration. Freighter 360300F can house up to five standard LD3 containers or pallets.
  • ProductionProduction ceased in 1991 after approx 165 had been delivered. Approx 110 were in airline service in late 1998.

The Short 360 is an extended, bigger limit and enhanced 36 seat subsidiary of the 30 seat Short 330.

The relative achievement of the tough Short 330 provoked the Northern Ireland based producer to study and hence create an extended subordinate. Short declared it was creating the new carrier in mid 1980, and a model 360 flew shockingly practically after a year on June 1 1981.

The primary creation 360 flew in August 1982 and confirmation was granted on September 3 that year. The 360 entered administration with Suburban Airlines in the US in November 1982.

The two Short aerial transports are close in general measurements and size, yet the later 360 is effortlessly distinguished by its new ordinary tail unit mounted on a modified back fuselage. The 360 is additionally 91cm (3ft) more extended than the 330, permitting two more seat columns and six additional travelers to be conveyed, while the additional length diminishes drag. Force is supplied by two Pratt & Whitney Pt6a65rs, and the 360's wing compass is marginally more noteworthy. Overall the 330 and 360 are fundamentally the same, and offer a high level of shared trait.

Short promoted various 360 advancements, the first of which was the 360 Advanced with 1062kw (1424shp) Pt6a65ars. The 360 Advanced was presented in late 1985, yet was soon trailed by the further enhanced 360300, which entered administration in March 1987. The 360300 presented progressed six razor sharp edge propellers, all the more effective Pt6a67r motors giving a higher voyage speed and enhanced hot and superior, in addition to other aeromechanic enhancements. The 360300 was additionally implicit 360300f tanker structure.

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