Perimeter Aviation Aircraft Types

Perimeter Aviation operates over 30 aircraft on scheduled, charter, and medevac service. The sizes of our aircraft vary from small 4 seat charter aircraft to large 45 seat airline operated aircraft.

 

Dash 8-300

The Dash 8-300 commuter turboprop is our largest, most comfortable aircraft, capable of transporting up to 50 passengers per flight. With a cruising speed of 290 mph, and a range of 1,600 statute miles, the Dash 8-300 is capable of efficiently flying non-stop to almost any destination in North America, including remote airstrips with short gravel runways in adverse weather conditions. Passenger amenities include full-leather interior, on-board lavatory, complimentary refreshments, and a flight attendant to help ensure your safety and comfort.

SpecificationsValues
Speed 250 knots / 290 mph
Range 1,600 Statute Miles (SM)
Passenger Load 50
Runway Requirements Length: Minimum 2,500 ft
Width: Minimum 50ft
Cargo Up to 8,000 lbs.
Max Altitude 25,000 ft
Payload For a 400 SM trip, the payload is 12,600 lbs.
Note: Reduce payload by 500 lbs. for every additional 100 SM If fuel is not available at destination, payload will also be reduced

 

Dash 8-100

The Dash 8-100 commuter turboprop is our second largest aircraft, capable of transporting up to 37 passengers per flight. With a cruising speed of 290 mph, and a range of 900 statute miles, the Dash 8-100 is a smaller, more cost-effective version of the larger Dash 8-300. Just like the 300, the Dash 8-100 is fully capable of flying into short gravel runways in adverse weather conditions. Passenger amenities include full leather interior, on-board lavatory, complimentary refreshments, and a flight attendant to help ensure your safety and comfort.

SpecificationsValues
Speed 250 knots / 290 mph
Range 900 Statute Miles (SM)
Passenger Load 37
Runway Requirements Length: Minimum 2,500 ft
Width: Minimum 50 ft
Cargo Up to 8,000 lbs.
Max Altitude 25,000 ft
Payload For a 400 SM trip, the payload is 7,500 -8,400 lbs. depending on aircraft used.
Note: Reduce payload by 500 lbs for every additional 100 SM If fuel is not available at destination, payload will also be reduced.

 

Metro III

The Fairchild Metroliner III (Metro III for short) is our third largest aircraft, capable of transporting up to 19 passengers per flight. With a cruising speed of 300 mph, and a range of 1700 statute miles, the Metro III is the second fastest aircraft with the longest range in our fleet. It is easily capable of flying non-stop to any destination in North America, including airstrips with short gravel runways in adverse weather conditions.

Recently, we have taken the initiative to be the first aviation company in the world to install Garmin 950 (G950) glass cockpit avionics packages into our Metro III aircraft, which dramatically improves situational awareness, making it easier and safer for pilots to fly (and land) in poor visibility / bad weather conditions.

SpecificationsValues
Speed 260 knots / 300 mph
Range 1,700 Statute Miles (SM)
Passenger Load 19
Runway Requirements Length: Minimum 3,500 ft
Width: Minimum 50 ft
Cargo Up to 4,500 lbs
Capacity 696 cubic ft
Max Altitude 25,000 ft
Payload For a 200 statute mile trip the payload is 3,800 lbs.
For every additional 100SM, reduce payload by 250 lbs.
Max T/O Weight 16,000 lbs

 

Metro II

The Fairchild Metroliner II (Metro II for short) is our second smallest aircraft, capable of transporting up to 12 passengers per flight. With a cruising speed of 300 mph, and a range of 1,100 statute miles, the Metro II is a smaller, more cost-effective version of the larger Metro III. And just like the Metro III, the smaller Metro II is fully capable of flying into short gravel runways in adverse weather conditions.

SpecificationsValues
Speed 260 knots / 300 mph
Range 1,100 Statute Miles (SM)
Passenger Load 12
Runway Requirements Length: Minimum 3,000 ft
Width: Minimum 50 ft
Cargo 2,600 to 2,800 lbs. (large rear cargo door)
Max Altitude 25,000 ft
Payload For a 200 SM trip the payload is 2,500 lbs.
For every additional 100SM, reduce payload by 250 lbs.
Note: If fuel is not available at destination, payload goes down.
Max T/O Weight 12,500 lbs.

 

Merlin (Executive Charter)

The Merlin is a shortened executive-class version of the Fairchild Metroliner, capable of transporting up to 6 passengers per flight. With a cruising speed of 315 mph, and a range of 1700 statute miles, the Merlin is the fastest aircraft with the longest flight range in our fleet. It is easily capable of flying non-stop to any destination in North America, including airstrips with short gravel runways in adverse weather conditions. Passenger amenities include all-leather interior, private lavatory, and full refreshment center (catering service is also available upon request).

SpecificationsValues
Speed 275 knots / 315 mph
Range 1,700 Statute Miles (SM)
Passenger Load 6 passengers comfortably (7th seat is the lavatory)
Runway Requirements Length: Minimum 3,000 ft
Width: Minimum 50 ft
Cargo 700 lbs.
Max Altitude 25,000 ft
Payload For a 900 statute mile trip the payload is 1,770 lbs.
For every additional 100SM, reduce payload by 250 lbs.
Max T/O Weight 12,500 lbs