The Saab 340, first manufactured
in 1983 through a joint effort between SaabScania of Sweden and Fairchild
in the USA.
It entered service in 1984 after an intensive four-year
development program. Since then, the 340 has been continually modified
and refined in response to customer needs. The low-wing, twin-turboprop
340 was designed to service major airline hubs as well as operating
on regional point-to-point routes. Today the Saab 340 is the world's
most popular regional airliner in the 20 to 39 seat category.
Saab Aircraft has an inovative history in both the military and commercial aircraft
industries. Today it is a major producer of civilian regional aircraft.