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Description of SAAB 340

The Saab 340 is a Swedish twin turboprop propeller engine. It can carry between 33 and 35 passengers on short and medium-haul flights.

It is used to transport passengers and VIPs, but also for reconnaissance and rescue missions at sea.

It is the result of a partnership between the Swedish Saab and the American Fairchild Aircraft, although production was entirely transferred to Sweden a few years later. At that time, the programme was 76% led by Saab and 24% by Fairchild. Fairchild took care of the wings, nacelles and empennage, while Saab took care of the drift and final assembly.

The Saab 340 made its first flight in 1983 and has been in service ever since. There are two versions, A and B, the latter being more powerful than the former. Developed in 1989, the 340B has a longer range and a more powerful engine. Today, both models are used all over the world, in particular by Argentinians, Japanese and Thai people.

A total of 459 models have been built. There are also variants of the Saab 340, including the Saab 340B QC (Quick Change), which can be quickly converted into a cargo aircraft. The Saab 340B VIP welcomes 15 passengers in a luxurious setting.

The Saab 340 is no longer in production and it is now replaced by the Saab 2000. Nevertheless, it remains its manufacturer’s greatest civilian success.

Key Benefits of SAAB 340

  • The Saab 340 is perfect for transporting groups of up to 30 people over short distances and at competitive prices.
  • It is versatile.
  • It is easy to load.
  • The interior is spacious and the engines are quiet. The pressurized and air-conditioned cabin has plenty of storage space.

Commercial features of SAAB 340

It competes with the Bombardier Embraer 145 and the Dash 8.

The number of passengers varies slightly depending on the version and seating configuration.

It has a length of approximately 20 metres, a height of 7 metres and a wingspan of 21 metres.

It can carry a payload of 3.8 tons.

Technical specifications of SAAB 340

  • Manufacturer SAAB
  • Model SAAB 340
  • Classification Commercial Airliners
  • Seats 34
  • Speed 500 km/h
  • Hourly rates 9900 €/hour
  • Range 2500 km
  • Interior Height 2.2 m
  • Interior Width 1.8 m
  • Luggage compartment volume 8.3 m³
  • Crew 2 pilots + 1 flight attendant
  • Toilet yes
  • Purchase Price 8 800 000 €

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