Saab 2000

  • CountrySweden
  • Type50 seat twin turboprop regional airliner
  • PowerplantsTwo 3096kW (4152shp) Allison AE-2100A turboprops driving six blade constant speed Dowty propellers.
  • PerformanceMax cruising speed 682km/h (368kt) at 25,000ft, long range cruising speed 594km/h (321kt). Initial rate of climb 2250ft/min. Service ceiling 31,000ft. High speed range with 50 passengers and reserves 2185km (1180nm), range at long range cruising speed 2868km (1549nm).
  • WeightsOperating empty 13,800kg (30,423lb), max takeoff 22,800kg (50,265lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 24.76m (81ft 3in), length 27.28m (89ft 6in), height 7.73m (25ft 4in). Wing area 55.7m2 (600.0sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. Normal passenger accommodation for 50 at three abreast and 81cm (32in) pitch. Max seating for 58 at three abreast and 76cm (30in) pitch, with repositioned galley and wardrobe.
  • Production63 built.

The Saab 2000 was an extended 50 seat, speedier advancement of the effective 340.

The Saab 2000, with a voyage velocity of in excess of 665km/h (360kt), is one of the quickest turboprop aerial shuttles created. It joins together close fly speeds, including close stream ascension and drop rates, with turboprop economy. Saab dispatched advancement of the 2000 in mid December 1988 with a dispatch request from Crossair for 25 (or more a further 25 on choice) after definition and outline contemplates that uncovered a business sector for a rapid territorial turboprop.

The beginning Saab 2000 advancement arrangement would have seen the 2000 in administration in the second a large portion of 1993, however defers pushed this again until the second 50% of 1994. The Saab 2000's first flight occurred on March 26 1992, and certificate from Europe's Joint Airworthiness Authorities and the USA's FAA was allowed in March and April 1994 individually. Administration entrance with Crossair happened a couple of months after the fact.

While holding the same cross segment as the Saab 340, the 2000 is 7.55m (24ft 9in) more extended (seating 15 more travelers), while the same wing area was held however the 2000's wing compass is 15% more prominent than the 340's, and the motors are situated further detachable.

The 2000 was the first common application of the progressed Allison (now Rolls-Royce) AE-2100 turboshaft (inferred from the military T406 created for the progressive V-22 Osprey tiltrotor), driving moderate turning six razor sharp edge props. The flightdeck characteristics a Collins Pro Line 4 EFIS aeronautics suite with six color CRT shows. Lodge commotion is decreased by a dynamic clamor control framework including 72 receivers and 36 speakers which produce hostile to stage commotion.

A few European aviation firms partook in the Saab 2000 assembling system including CASA which planned and constructed the wing, Westland, which fabricated the back fuselage, and Valmet of Finland which manufactured the tail.

Absence of offers and gainfulness constrained Saab to stop 340 and 2000 generation, with the lines slowing down in 1998. The last 2000 was conveyed to Crossair in April 1999.

In 2000, 54 were in aerial shuttle administration with three utilized as corporate transports.

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