Fairchild Merlin III N46SA


Updated Merlin III with Dash 10 conversion. Beautiful clean airplane inside and out with more range and payload than a comparable King Air but without the expensive operating cost. Motivated seller has allowed us to price this turboprop at bottom line to sell quickly. We will assist Buyer in obtaining a special flight permit to move the airplane within the continental U.S.

The Garrett/Honeywell TPE331-10UA 900-shaft horsepower dash ten (-10) conversion gives the aircraft a Total Airspeed of 285 knots-at the best working altitudes of 18,000 to 28,000 feet. Foxboro fuel totalizator is installed. AC Generators have been removed and replaced with solid-state Flitetronics PC-17-3 inverter.


Clean airframe. No damage

All maintenance records since new.

Fuel Capacity: 4,342 lbs.



Manufacturer: Garrett/Honeywell

Model: TPE331-10U-513G

Engine 1 Serial Number: P-03721

Engine 1 Time: 4716.1 SNEW

Engine 1 Cycles: 3464


Engine 2 Serial Number: P-03654C

Engine 2 Time: 5715.3 SMOH

Engine 2 Cycles: 6461



Manufacturer: Hartzell

Number of Blades: 3

Left Prop  SN: BVA-7884        233.9 SMOH

Right Prop SN: BVA-7885       266.9 SMOH

Overhauled by Jordan Propeller



Garmin GNS 530W with TAWS coupled to HSI.

One VHF-20 COM radio
One VIR 30 NAV unit
One DF-206 ADF system
Two TDR 90 Transponders
Collins AP-106 Auto Pilot
Collins DME 40

IDC 22722-034 Altitude Alerter
FD-112 Flight Director
Needs ADSB for 2020 compliance



White with high gloss black and gold accents.

The paint shows well for its age and retains a good lustre.

Glass in good condition




Nine seats overall. Seven passenger configuration including one aft facing single seat, 3 side facing seats/divan, and 3 forward facing seats aft. The seats, lower wall panels and drink rails are finished in a sterling gray leather.  The upper wall panels and headliner are finished in a light gray leather. Carpet is a well coordinated shade of blue.

The lavatory includes a potty and sink with vanity all located across from the rear cabin entrance. Further aft is the baggage compartment.

The interior was redone by Century Turbines at Georgetown, Texas, and still appears fresh.

Extra soundproofing was installed.


Additional equipment

STC 4872SW solid-state Flitetronics PC-17-3 inverter


Inspection Status

A,B,C,D, Checks are due. Estimates are available . Please call.


Aircraft Details

Aircraft Type: Turboprop
Year: 1973
Make: Fairchild
Model: Merlin III
Serial Number: T231
Registration: N46SA
Airframe Total Time: 7181
Engine Time: #1 -4716.1 SNEW #2 - 5715.3 SMOH
Landings: 10,510

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