Short 360 Profiles and Logos

Cockpits, Profiles and Logos

Short 360, also known as the SD3-60 is a commuter and freight aircraft built in Northern Ireland between 1981 and 1991. Short Brothers had built the Short 330 in the 1970s and it was decided to upgrade the aircraft give it a new name, the 360. The 360 is 3ft (91cm) longer than the 330, has higher capacity Pratt & Whitney PT6A-65-AR engines and a single fin rather than the 330’s twin tail configuration.

The prototype first flew on 1st June 1981 and entered service with Suburban Airlines in November 1982. A freighter version, the 300F was also built. In all 165 aircraft were built.