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Charter Private on the Merlin III Aircraft
Private Plane Merlin III

Merlin III

Private Flight Charters on the Merlin III – History and Highlights

Charter Flight Group will arrange private plane charters on the short-range business aircraft, the Merlin III for your charter travel convenience. Produced by Swearingen Aircraft and later by Fairchild Aerospace in Texas, the Merlin III and its variants challenge many light business jets and are impressive and cost-effective as private flight charter aircraft. Merlin III, introduced in 1972, is an improved and slightly larger version of the Merlin II with the addition of a new tail, new landing gear and more powerful engines. Other variants include Merlin III-A with an updated design and more windows, Merlin III-B with interior revisions, more powerful engines and propellers that turned in the opposite direction, and Merlin III-C which was redesigned to meet Special Federal Aviation Regulation 41 standards for weight. There are also military variants popular with the armies and air forces including Argentina, Belgium and the U.S. The Merlin III is an economical pressurized twin-engine turboprop that can fly further, faster and burn less fuel than the King Air.
It is perfectly suited for private flight charters for VIPs, individuals and companies who need a reliable cargo aircraft. This turboprop requires a runway of at least 4,000 feet. Charter Flight Group can arrange charter travel for you and your guests to and from hundreds of destinations in the Merlin III. Your private plane charters on the Merlin III allows you to depart on your own timetable and land in thousands of remote airports, giving you better access to your destination than regularly-scheduled airline flights. The Merlin III is practical and cost-effective for your private flight charters. With a cruising speed of 300 knots, it can easily transport you from Miami to Barbados, San Diego to Atlanta, or Madrid to Cairo.

Merlin III Specifications

Charter Flight Group can book your private flight charter on the Merlin III with only a few hours’ notice. The Merlin III accommodates a crew of one or two pilots and from 4 to 6 VIP passengers or 9 commuter passengers. The interior cabin dimensions of the Merlin III are 14.5 feet in length, 4.8 feet in height and 5.0 feet in width, and charter travel passengers will be comfortable in the spacious, luxurious cabin. In addition, Merlin III has more baggage capacity than most aircraft in its class, so it is well-suited for business or recreational charter travel. Merlin III would be ideal for a small business meeting or just relaxing on the way to an exotic locale. The Merlin III-B features two Garrett AiResearch TPE-331-10U-503G turboprop engines that power larger aircraft. Private flight charters on Merlin III turboprops are more fuel-efficient per passenger than charter business jets carrying the same number of passengers. Whether your trip is for business or pleasure, your private plane charter on the Merlin III
will save you money and time by keeping you out of overcrowded airports and long security lines. Turboprops are some of the most cost-effective private plane charters available and have regained popularity while fuel prices are high. Other specifications of the Merlin III-B include:
  • Class: Turboprop charter aircraft
  • Crew: 1/2
  • Passengers: 4 to 9
  • Altitude: Up to 27,000 feet
  • Range: 1,938 nm; 2,231 m (with 6 occupants)
  • Cruise speed: 300 knots (345 mph)
  • Pressurized: Yes
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Lavatory: No
  • Baggage capacity: 50 cubic feet

Fly Private on The Merlin III – Summary

Private flight charters for leisure or VIP charter travel can be easily arranged with Charter Flight Group. We are well-equipped to provide you with private air travel on the Merlin III and all of the newest and safest aircraft available today to make sure your needs are met. Take advantage of our superb service both on the ground and in the air. We book private flight charters to most U.S. airports and most international airport destinations and offer highly competitive rates for one-way flights and empty legs. Charter Flight Group will make sure that your private plane charters operate smoothly, efficiently and in complete privacy. Safety and security are the foundation of Charter Flight Group’s private charter travel business. All of our private flight charters are subjected to stringent third-party safety audits by aviation safety experts Aircraft Research Group of the United States (ARG/US) and WYVERN.
Our global air charter partners are also required to meet the strict Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 135 standards for aviation operation, aircraft maintenance and licensing. Contact one of Charter Flight Group’s consultants today to book private flight charters at the most competitive rates. We make it easy to book private plane charters 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so that you can take advantage of private air travel on the Merlin III or one of the many other business jets we have available. You can count on Charter Flight Group for all of your charter travel needs. Forget about long airport lines and transfer delays. Take off and land on your own timetable and arrive at your destination fresh, relaxed and stress-free.

The CFG Difference


Charter Flight Group is the right choice for the private charter clientele. Our reliability, costs, and attentiveness enables us to surpass the competition.

Why We’re Different


  • Superior End-to-End Experience
  • Dedicated 24/7 VIP Service
  • Integrated Trip Planning
  • ARGUS Platinum, IS-BAO Aircraft
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  • Point-to-Point Pricing

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