Air International 1984-08
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P.Jackson - The Square Commuter
The twin tailed layout distinguishes the Shorts 330 from the 360. This example, still with its British registration, is in the livery of the first Scandinavian customer, Syd Aero.
The prototype Shorts Sherpa, first flown late in 1982, shows little external difference from the 330, on which it is based. The C-23A Sherpas for the USAF will have no cabin windows.
Shorts original 330
Final assembly of the Shorts 360, alongside the 330, is now centred in the large building at Belfast where the much larger Shorts Belfast freighter was to have been produced for the RAF.
A Shorts 360 in the livery of Wright Air Lines, the latest of nine US regional airlines to have ordered this aircraft to date.
Imperial is among the nine US operators to have ordered the Shorts 360 to date.
Another of the growing number of British regional airlines flying the Shorts 360 is British Midland.
In the southern hemisphere, the 360 is flown by Australian operator Murray Valley Airlines.
Несколько британских перевозчиков выбрали Shorts 360 для работы на местных авиалиниях и перевозки мелких грузов. Среди них компания "Air Ecosse", использующая этот самолет в специальной окраске для скоростной доставки посылок для Королевской почтовой службы.
The pillar-box red finish denotes the use of this Air Ecosse Shorts 360 to fly night-time services on the Royal Mail hub-and-spoke operation based in Liverpool.
The latest customer is Wright Air Lines, whose first 360 is shown.
Shorts original 330 and the enlarged capacity 360 (on photo) are proving complementary in the fleets of several operators - as, for example, British Caledonian Commuter Genair illustrated here.
Final assembly of the Shorts 360, alongside the 330, is now centred in the large building at Belfast where the much larger Shorts Belfast freighter was to have been produced for the RAF.
The square fuselage cross section of the Shorts 330 and 360 helps to give the cabin an unusual spaciousness for an aircraft in the increasingly competitive 30/36-seat category.
Shorts 360