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Saab 340 on pad at night

High quality support: Saab 340 & Saab 2000

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Every 45 seconds a Saab 340 or Saab 2000 takes off or lands, around the clock and throughout the year in 30 countries. The aircraft fleet needs a support organisation that is always on its toes to ensure that operators can keep their planes in the air – 24/7, 365 days a year.

Saab has over 30 years of regional aircraft experience with Saab 340 and Saab 2000. A total of 522 aircraft were produced between 1982 and 1999, and are today flying all over the world. The team of highly experienced and committed engineers maintains a world class reputation for providing high quality services aimed at improving efficiency and reducing cost of ownership.

As the original designer and manufacturer of the Saab 340 and Saab 2000 Saab have a deep knowledge, insight and technical expertise of the regional aircraft fleet and is committed to its long-term future. The aircraft fleet needs a support organization that is always on its toes to ensure that operators can keep their planes in the air – 24/7, 365 days a year. Saab offers a complete, turnkey solution, providing comprehensive, cost-effective support to both small and large operators, including companies with just one aircraft as well as regional and national airlines with fleets of 50 plus aircraft. This encompasses everything from maintenance, repair and overhaul, right through to interior enhancements. The latest cabin upgrades offered is the new Acro seats and LED lighting.


Two technicians from Saab conducting support on a Saab 2000.

Best-selling 30-seat aircraft of the last 50 years
Since its entry into service, more than 200 operators in 60 countries have been operating the Saab 340, primarily for regional passenger service. In fact, the Saab 340 is the best-selling 30-seat aircraft of the last 50 years. To date, the Saab 340 fleet has accumulated some 15 million hours with an outstanding safety record. Although the Saab 340 is no longer built, Saab expect these 30-seat aircraft will continue to play a vital role serving small communities. From Alaska to Patagonia, from the Australian outback to Scotland’s remote islands, from rural America to northern Japan, from Scandinavia to Eastern Europe, from remote islands in the Pacific to British Columbia, people, businesses and entire regions have become dependent on the Saab 340 and the services it provides.

If you want to find out some more fun stuff around Saab 340 check out who one of the first paying passenger was. Find out more here.


Saab 2000

In duty for three million flight hours with the Saab 2000
The Saab 2000 aircraft was introduced to the market in 1994. Since its entry into service it has established itself as a unique 50-seat aircraft combining high speed with excellent airfield performance. The Saab 2000 fleet has weathered the recent market challenges very well as all the aircraft remain active in Europe, USA and Japan. The uniqueness of the Saab 2000 has also attracted various non-airline customers.


Saab 340