Saab 340

  • CountrySweden
  • TypeTwin turboprop regional airliner
  • Powerplants340A - Two 1295kW (1735shp) General Electric CT75A2 turboprops driving four blade constant speed Dowty or Hamilton Standard props. 340B - Two 1305kW (1750shp) CT79Bs.
  • Performance340A - Max cruising speed 515km/h (278kt), economical cruising speed 484km/h (260kt). Range with max payload 1455km (785nm), range with max fuel 3975km (2145nm). 340B - Max cruising speed 523km/h (282kt), long range cruising speed 467km/h (252kt). Range with 35 pax and reserves at max cruising speed 1490km (805nm), at long range cruising speed 1735km (935nm).
  • Weights340A - Operating empty 7810kg (17,215lb), max takeoff 12,370kg (27,275lb). 340B - Operating empty 8140kg (17,945lb), max takeoff 13,155kg (29,000lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 21.44m (70ft 4in), length 19.73m (64ft 9in), height 6.97m (22ft 11in). Wing area 41.8m2 (450.0sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. Main cabin seats up to 37, or typically 33 to 35 with a galley at three abreast and 76cm (30in) pitch. Combi seats 19 passengers and 1500kg (3310lb) of cargo. A small number of 340s are outfitted in corporate configurations.
  • Production430 Saab 340s ordered with production winding up in 1998. 340A production ended in September 1989 with 159 built.

The Saab 340 ended up being an exceedingly mainstream territorial aerial shuttle that served to pioneer the 30 seat turboprop class however moderate deals in the late 1990s has constrained Saab to stop creation.

In 1979 Saabscania of Sweden and Fairchild in the USA arrived at a consent to lead joint attainability and improvement contemplates on a 30 to 40 seat suburbanite air transport. The ensuing Sf340 outline was dispatched in September 1980 with the point of catching 25 to 30% of its market. Inside the 65/35 Saabfairchild organization part Saab was in charge of the fuselage, blade and last gathering, while Fairchild was in charge of the wings, motor nacelles and empennage. The two organizations chose the General Electric Ct7 (a business improvement of the T700 which powers Sikorsky's S70 arrangement of military helicopters) to power the new aerial shuttle.

The principal of three Sf340 models first flew on January 25 1983, while the first creation airplane flew in ahead of schedule March 1984. US and European affirmation was honored that June. From November 1 1985 Saab expected general obligation regarding the Sf340 after Fairchild's choice to strip itself of its airplane divisions. Saab at first held the Sf340 assignment yet later transformed it to 340a.

The initially enhanced improvement of the Saab 340 was the 340b. All the more compelling motors enhanced hot and elite, while different progressions incorporated a more noteworthy compass tailplane, a higher max takeoff weight and better go. Conveyances started in September 1989.

The last advancement of the 340 was the 340b Plus, which presented progressions created for the bigger Saab 2000, including an enhanced lodge inner part. The initial 340b Plus was conveyed in March 1994. Absence of offers and profitibility however constrained Saab to stop 340 and 2000 generation, with the lines slowing down in 1998.

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