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Saab 340

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Saab 340 of Aurigny Air Services.
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Saab 340 of Aurigny Air Services.
A Fina Air Saab 340 at Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Photo by Jose Mendez and the BQN Ramp Spotters.
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A Fina Air Saab 340 at Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Photo by Jose Mendez and the BQN Ramp Spotters.

The SAAB 340 is a two engine turboprop aircraft built by a partnership between Saab and Fairchild. The plane first flew in 1983. It was originally designated as the SF340, which was later changed to 340A. An improved version of the 340A, the 340B was introduced in 1989.

The SAAB 340 typically seats between 33 and 35 passengers.

Details

  • Accommodation: 3 crew + 33 to 37 passengers
  • Range: 1730 km (935 nm)
  • Wing span: 21.44 m (70 ft 4 in)
  • Length: 19.73 m (64 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 6.97 m (22 ft 11 in)
  • Service ceiling: 25,000 ft (7,600 m) (commercial) and 31,000 ft (9,400 m) (executive configuration )
  • Maximum speed 250 kt IAS (463 km/h)
  • Powerplants:

340A - Two 1295 kW (1735 shp) General Electric CT75A2 turboprops 340B - Two 1305 kW (1750 shp) CT79Bs

  • Propellers: Dowty Rotol or Hamilton Standard four blade constant speed (Total diameter 132 in (3.35 m))
  • Fuel capacity: 2580 kg (5690 lb)
  • Max. Gross Weight: 13,200 kg (29,000 lb)
  • Max. Landing Weight: 12,900 kg (28,500 lb)

Major Operators

  • US Airways Express
  • Northwest Airlink/Mesaba Aviation

See also:List of civil aircraft


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