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Saab 340  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Maiden Flight: 25 January 1983
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Saab 340 MSA, Saab 340A, Saab 340B, Saab 340B+, Saab 340B+ WT and Saab 340SAR-200
Origin: Sweden
Corporations: Saab
Parent System: Saab 340
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Maiden Flight: 25 January 1983
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Saab 340 AEW&C
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Description: Saab 340 is a light, twin-engine turboprop aircraft capable of carrying from 30 to 36 passengers while cruising at 285 knots (500 mph) on routes of 500 nautical miles (900 km). The Saab 340 cabin is quiet, spacious and comfortable. The aircraft can operate from short airfields and provides fuel efficiency compared to regional jets. To date, Saab has produced three main versions known as 340A, 340B/340B+ and 340B+ WT. Saab 340B+ WT features extended WingTips (WT) among other enhancements. 340A is powered by two CT7-5A2 engines rated at 1,735-shp and the remaining aircraft are powered by two CT7-9B engines rated at 1,870-shp each.

The Saab 340 can assume the role of airliner, VIP transport, corporate, cargo, maritime patrol and airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft. The AEW&C variant is fitted with Ericsson PS-890 Erieye radar system. The Saab 340 AEW&C is also referred to as S 100B Argus. The Swedish Air Force and Thailand are the only operator for this aircraft variant. The search and rescue variant of Saab 340 airliner is known as the Saab 340SAR-200. Saab 340SAR-200 features 360-degree scanning search radar, FLIR, wide observer windows rescue equipment and life raft drop systems, system operator consoles, expanded communication systems and a sophisticated flight and operations management system. The rear of the cabin is arranged in a quick-change layout, carrying either passengers or cargo.

Saab 340 Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 36
Dimensions
Height: 6.97 meter
Length: 19.7 meter
Wingspan: 22.8 meter
Performance
Ceiling: 7,620 meter
Max Range: 943 kilometer (509 nautical mile)
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 3,740 shp
Speed
Cruise Speed: 146 mps (526 kph)
Weight
Empty Weight: 8,620 kilogram
Max Takeoff Weight: 13,155 kilogram (29,001 pound)
Payload: 3,400 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Saab 340 News

There are 7 news between
14 Feb 2007 and 9 Jul 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012Saab 340 Maritime Security Aircraft Unveiled at Farnborough
Friday, May 6, 2011Rex Purchases Five Saab 340B Aircraft
Monday, April 4, 2011NOK Mini Signs Leasing Contract for Two Sab 340B aircraft
Monday, February 11, 2008Saab Gets SEK 2 Billion Contract to Provide Thailand with Air Surveillance System
Monday, November 19, 2007Argentine Air Force to Acquire Four Saab 340B Transport Aircraft from Saab Aircraft Leasing
Thursday, April 5, 2007Estonian Air Leases Two Saab 340 Aircraft
Wednesday, February 14, 2007Saab Signs New 5-year Contract with Golden Air

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Argentina4
Four Saab 340B sold to the Argentine Air Force to perform as transport aircraft in the Patagonia region
Australia?
Aircraft ordered by Regional Express/Rex (5)
Estonia?
Leased aircraft operated by Estonian Air (2)
Thailand1
Aircraft used by the Royal Thai Air Force (1)

Grand Total 516
Propulsion Systems
CT7-9Bx2
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