Saab began production of the 340 in partnership with Fairchild Aircraft in 1983 and the aircraft quickly became a popular Turboprop Airliner, used by a wide variety of different civil operators and commercial airlines. The Saab 340 offers similar performance capabilities as the Dornier 328 Turboprop and is also of a similar size, seating up to 33 passengers in an economy configuration, although variations to this formation exist, with some aircraft having 34 or 36 seats. Being a turbo-propeller powered aircraft, the Saab 340 has limited range, restricting it to short-haul flights. With a large capacity and excellent price, the Saab 340 represents a great solution to short-haul journey requirements.
|manufacturer:Saab AB||height: 6 ft | 1.83 m||speed: 502 kts | 930 kph||range: 910 nm | 1685 km|