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  • 2016

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  • Still going strong

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    The aircraft may be 32 years old but the market is still out there, and as there is no other aircraft on the market better suited for the task in the 30 passenger segment, the Saab 340 ever so often proudly steps in to do the job. Since its entry into service, more than 200 operators in 60 countries have operated the Saab 340. In fact, the Saab 340 is the best-selling 30-seater aircraft of the last 50 years.

    The aircraft may be 32 years old but the market is still out there, and as there is no other aircraft on the market better suited for the task in the 30 passenger segment, the Saab 340 ever so often proudly steps in to do the job. Since its entry into service, more than 200 operators in 60 countries have operated the Saab 340. In fact, the Saab 340 is the best-selling 30-seater aircraft of the last 50 years.

     
  • The safest way to travel

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    Let’s cut to the chase and talk about how safe it is to fly. Whenever you fly, you face a risk of one in seven million of ending up in a fatal accident. This means you can fly every day for nineteen thousand years before something bad actually happens. Another way to put it is that the risk is one one-hundred-thousandth of one percent - 0,000014 percent. According to statistics, it’s 19 times safer than driving a car or ten times safer than taking the train. It’s even safer to fly than to stay in your own home.

    Let's cut to the chase and talk about how safe it is to fly. Whenever you fly, you face a risk of one in seven million of ending up in a fatal accident. This means you can fly every day for nineteen thousand years before something bad actually happens. Another way to put it is that the risk is one one-hundred-thousandth of one percent - 0,000014 percent. According to statistics, it's 19 times safer than driving a car or ten times safer than taking the train. It's even safer to fly than to stay in your own home.

     
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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. At present there are some 300 Saab 340 and 2000 aircraft operational across the world.

     

    A total of 522 of Saab's regional aircraft; Saab 340 and Saab 2000, were produced between 1984 and 1999.

     
  • 2015

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  • Every 43 seconds a Saab 340 or Saab 2000 takes off or lands, around the clock and throughout the year in 34 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.

    Every 43 seconds a Saab 340 or Saab 2000 takes off or lands, around the clock and throughout the year in 34 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.

     
  • High-quality support in focus

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    There is a growing need for complete support solutions, including an embedded management capability rather than provision of stand-alone services. We asked Jonas Hjelm, who is responsible Saabs comprehensive support solution offer, how important well-functioning support and maintenance is for an operator.

    There is a growing need for complete support solutions, including an embedded management capability rather than provision of stand-alone services. We asked Jonas Hjelm, who is responsible Saabs comprehensive support solution offer, how important well-functioning support and maintenance is for an operator.

     
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  • Airborne ISR systems that are tailored to countries’ complex maritime needs - and which stay modern, affordable and accessible -  are being born from our more with less philosophy and spiral development approach.

    Airborne ISR systems that are tailored to countries' complex maritime needs - and which stay modern, affordable and accessible - are being born from our more with less philosophy and spiral development approach.

     
  • With 90 percent of global trade dependent on sea transport and around two-thirds of the world’s population living in coastal areas, maintaining airborne surveillance has never been more important.

    With 90 percent of global trade dependent on sea transport and around two-thirds of the world’s population living in coastal areas, maintaining airborne surveillance has never been more important.

     
  • 2014

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  • Early aircraft production

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    The year is 1929 and work is in full swing in a workshop (later acquired by Saab) just outside Linköping in Sweden. Aircraft production has been under way for eleven years. Some aircraft are constructed and designed from scratch, while others are produced under license.

    The year is 1929 and work is in full swing in a workshop (later acquired by Saab) just outside Linköping in Sweden. Aircraft production has been under way for eleven years. Some aircraft are constructed and designed from scratch, while others are produced under license.

     
  • The first saab 340

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    The first Saab 340 was delivered to Swiss airline Crossair on June 6, 1984. Almost one week later, on June 12, the airline carried out its first flight with a paying passenger, Pope John Paul II.

    The first Saab 340 was delivered to Swiss airline Crossair on June 6, 1984. Almost one week later, on June 12, the airline carried out its first flight with a paying passenger, Pope John Paul II.

     
  • Clean Sky 2

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    On 9 July 2014, the EU's new program for Joint Technology Initiatives was launched in Brussels.

    On 9 July 2014, the EU's new program for Joint Technology Initiatives was launched in Brussels. In total, the multi-billion euro investment consists of seven programs and is to be funded by the European Union and European Aviation Industry. Saab will participate in at least two of these programs, Clean Sky 2 and SESAR.