Short SC.7 Skyvan


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Short SC.7 Skyvan

The Skyvan had its origins in the Miles Aerovan, the concept of which was taken on by Short in a radically overhauled design. The high aspect ratio SC.7 Skyvan prototype flew with Continental piston engines, but it was decided that turboprop power was required, so the prototype and early production (Series 2) examples were ultimately fitted with Astazou II turboprops. These engines were not ideal for hot-and-high conditions or American customers, however, so the Series 3 was upgraded to the specified Garrett type. In all, 149 Skyvans were built and sold to commercial freight/passenger 'bush' operators and military/paramilitary This sole example of the Skyvan sold to the Sharjah Amiri Air Wing was delivered in 1986. It was also the last Skyvan build completed. operators up until 1986. The Skyliner was a dedicated passenger-carrying version.

Short SC.7 SkyvanA three-view drawing (689 x 818)

 MODELSkyvan Series 3
 ENGINE2 x Garrett TPE331-201 turbo-prop, 533kW
  Take-off weight5670 kg12500 lb
  Empty weight3500 kg7716 lb
  Wingspan19.79 m65 ft 11 in
  Length12.22 m40 ft 1 in
  Height4.6 m15 ft 1 in
  Wing area34.65 m2372.97 sq ft
  Cruise speed325 km/h202 mph
  Ceiling6860 m22500 ft
  Range w/max.fuel1117 km694 miles
  Range w/max payload450 km280 miles

Short SC.7 Skyvan

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Victor Rabin, e-mail, 21.01.2022 11:59

Who can recommend the Skyvan aircraft part supplier?


John Whiddett, e-mail, 29.10.2017 19:22

Does Martyn Haynes still have the radio control model plans ?


Paulus Waqué, e-mail, 02.08.2016 21:31

Does anyone have construction drawings of the Shorts SC& Skyvan for the purpose to remanufacture and final assemble in Ontario Canada complete with Pratt turbo engines. Paul sr.


Leo Gutierrez, e-mail, 28.06.2016 15:24


I would like to get information as to where to source Skyvan parts.


fernandp paternina, e-mail, 19.05.2014 21:02

We have been in business for 54 years now, focused almost exclusively on the TPE331 series of turboprop engines. National Flight is the only Honeywell Authorized Service Center to offer a 5 year warranty on all of our engine work, which has turned out to be a great value to our loyal customers. We also boast the only Honeywell Authorized Component Shop in the world, which allows us to accomplish our quick turnaround time much more easily. In fact, many of our competitors send us the components from the engine jobs they are working on! National Flight Services also has 1 of only 2 Woodward Fuel Control Shops in the world, the 2nd being Honeywell themselves. With over $3.5m dollars in TPE331 parts inventory, you can also rest assured that should a problem arise with one of your engines, we will be able to deliver whatever is needed to keep your aircraft flying.


Tue, e-mail, 23.12.2013 10:02

Hi Ayied Alahmadi,

Do you have more info on the 4 SC7 going on sale in Saudi? I reckon yur input was in midt February. But any more info I would appreciate.


Ron Holtane, e-mail, 16.08.2013 17:36

WE also had this aircraft in Vietnam in the late 60's


Sven. (THE Sven), 16.02.2013 01:28

Just in case anyone thinks I left the comment about the more streamlined nose. It wasn't me!
A good aeroplane with a history that goes back to some other great aircraft.


AYIED ALAHMADI, e-mail, 15.02.2013 23:52

there are four storage SC-7 is going for sale soon. they are base in Saudi Arabia.


Kelly Wellington, e-mail, 17.10.2012 18:53

Yes...Airfix made a model of the SC-7, now OOP.

For those who want a more pointed nose (aerodynamic) and a longer range, I suggest you look into the Short Sherpa.


Jim Kreinhop, e-mail, 06.08.2012 02:56

I waqs flown a couple of times in the Skyvan from Cape Romanzoff to Bethel, AK in 1974-75. I believe it was Wien Airlines.


Miguel Benjamin, e-mail, 13.07.2012 14:21

Good day sir,

I am contacting you with hopes of finding a certify flight instructor for
the shorts SC7 skyvan. The Guyana Defence Force located in Guyana South
America is presently putting our skyvan back in service and need help in
finding an instructor to get the crew current. Any help would be welcomed.
Thank you

Miguel Benjamin


Fred60, e-mail, 18.06.2012 13:55

Hi Martyn Hayes
I would love to build a Skyvan. If it possible i need a copy of the R /C plans for the Skyvan.
Thanks a lot.


Jon, e-mail, 14.06.2012 05:51

Hi Martyn, would love to get a copy of the R /C plans for the Skyvan.


alfedo Moreno, e-mail, 28.05.2012 08:43

Por favor si alguien me puede informar cuanto cuesta de fabrica y cuanto ya usado para tener una ida ya que hay un grupo de persona de


Martyn Hayes, e-mail, 02.05.2012 07:26

I have plans for a balsa wood radio controlled flying model of the Skyvan if anyone is interested.


daniel, e-mail, 14.01.2012 20:44

wasent this plane in the movie rio?


Pertti Lehtinen, e-mail, 16.04.2011 06:34

Have flown both formerly BAW Transport and still flying passanger version of the type (OH-SBA) as well as the FAR 23 freighter version (OH-SBB). OH-SBA is still in a very active (Aalto University) role, so if anybody has any information of awailable parts, pls inform me asap. About Take-Off and Landing performance details I have both actual and Factory estimated(prior certification)numbers. If you have any further questions /info, tell me PLEASE!


Pertti Lehtinen


Sven, e-mail, 11.12.2010 11:48

Now, THAT'S how a plane should look. Would prefer more pointed-streamlined nose and more range, 450kms is a bit, er, short, perhaps one could mount some extra tanks in the roofline if the load allows, 900kms would be brill, saving much time. Small but load-worthy planes like this are very practical, they can fly-in-and-out of just about anywhere, making it the Transit of the skies.


T. Morrison, e-mail, 26.09.2010 20:17

Does anyone have a model of the SC7?. I would be interested in buying one.


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