Introducing Saab 340B+ freighters
C&L Aviation Services has completed a cargo conversion on a Saab 340B+ at the company’s Maine-based MRO facility. According to the C&L Aviation Group company, this is the first B+ model in the world to be converted for cargo operations.
The operator, which has taken possession of this aircraft, has signed an agreement with C&L to complete an additional five conversions in 2021 and 2022.
For the conversion, C&L used an EASA- and FAA-approved conversion kit provided by Sweden-based Täby Air Maintenance’s, C&L’s partner in conversions since the two companies signed an agreement in 2018.
The Saab 340B+ models are aircraft with production serial numbers from 340-360 to 340-459. They feature low acquisition costs, a maximum cargo volume of 36 cbm and a maximum payload of 4,230 kg. (ah)