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SAAB 340

Passenger Capacity: 37 Lavatory Style:
Airspeed (mph): 288 Range (miles): 1076
Cabin Width (ft): Cabin Height (ft):
Cabin Length (ft): 64.8 Baggage Capacity: ft3

The Saab 340 is a discontinued Swedish two-engine turboprop aircraft designed & initially produced by a partnership between Saab AB & Fairchild Aircraft in a 65:35 ratio. Under the initial plan Saab built the all aluminium fuselage & vertical stabilizer, & also performed final assembly in Linköping, Sweden, while Fairchild was responsible for the wings, empennage, & wing-mounted nacelles for the two turboprop engines. After Fairchild ceased this work, production of these parts was shifted to Sweden.

One of the improvements introduced in the 340B Plus was the installation of an active noise & vibration control system in the cabin, reducing noise & vibration levels by about 10 dB during cruising flight. This optional feature carried over from the 340B was standard in the 340B Plus along with extended wingtips which was an option on the 340B, about 30 aircraft have the WT option. Another change from earlier models was a more modern interior design & the moving of the lavatory compartment from the aft of the passenger cabin to just aft of the flight deck in most 3rd generation units.

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