The Saab 340 is a Swedish two-engine turboprop aircraft designed and initially produced by a partnership between Saab AB and Fairchild Aircraft. Cargo pallets require a baggage belt to access its main deck.
Aircraft History and Features
While production of the type ceased in 1999, Saab continued to develop and heavily market the 340 for various purposes in both the civil and military markets. In July 2001, the company announced that it had launched a new partnership with service provider Piedmonth Hawthorne to remarket used regional 340s to corporate customers. In April 2002, it was announced that Canadian company Field Aviation had been contracted by Saab to produce a freighter version of the 340, initially focusing on conversions of the earlier 340A model.
Aircraft of similar role, configuration and era:Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia, DHC-8 100/200, Fokker 50, ATR 42, Dornier 328, BAe Jetstream 41.