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The SAAB 2000 IS a twin-ENGINE 50 seat regional turboprop airliner produced BY SAAB AB, which IS headquartered IN Stockholm, Sweden. The SAAB 2000 IS an improved development of the 30 seat SAAB 340, WITH its major improvements being more powerful Rolls-Royce Allison AE 2100A ENGINES (THEN built BY Allison) rated AT 4591 shp, a modified wingspan, AND a 24 ft 9 IN (7.55 m) fuselage stretch over the baseline of the SAAB 340, allowing seating FOR 20 more passengers. WHEN compared TO other turboprop airliners, the SAAB 2000 IS ONE of the fastest ones developed, being able TO cruise AT a maximum speed of 368 knots (682 km/h) AT 25,000 ft. The SAAB 2000 delivers high-speed performance combined WITH turboprop economy. The SAAB 2000 can operate FROM high altitude airfields, taking off WITH maximum load AND fuel even AT very hot temperatures, WHILE offering rapid rates of climb AND a service ceiling of 31,000 ft.
|Length||89.50 ft||27.28 m|
|Wing Span||81.23 ft||24.76 m|
|Height||25.36 ft||7.73 m|
|Bag. Capacity||422.01 cu³||011.95 m³|
|Length||54.79 ft||16.70 m|
|Width||7.22 ft||2.20 m|
|Height||5.91 ft||1.80 m|
|Area||1861.08 ft³||52.70 m³|
|Price - New||-||-|
|Price - Used||-||-|
|Hourly Rate||3,900 USD||3,900 EUR|
|IFR Range||1,170 nm||2,167 km|
|Cruise Speed||370 KTAS||685 km/h|
|Certified Ceiling||31,000 ft||9,449 m|
|Rate of Climb||2,300 ft/m||701 m/m|
|Takeoff Distance||4,005 ft||1,221 m|
|Landing Distance||4,005 ft||1,221 m|
|Max Takeoff Weight||50,700 lbs||22,997 kg|
|Max Landing Weight||48,500 lbs||21,999 kg|
|Useful Weight||18,730 lbs||8,496 kg|
|Payload with Full Fuel||2,750 lbs||1,247 kg|
More about the Saab 2000
The Saab 2000 began production in 1988, with the first aircraft delivered in 1992. During its 7 year production life cycle, Saab delivered 63 of the 50 seat aircraft to primarily European operators. As of today 33 Saab 2000 aircraft are still in operation in 4 airlines across Europe. The Saab 2000 never saw the success of its predecessor the Saab 340, primarily due to the introduction of the 50 and 70 seat jet regional aircraft that gradually took over the majority of regional fleets in the late 90's to present day.
Key Features of the Saab 2000
The Saab 2000 improved a few of the design features of the Saab 340, however apart from a stretched fuselage and wingspan, the overall design was the same. The Saab 2000 did have some improvements to its cabin noise profile, mainly by repositioning the engines further away from the cabin. The Saab 2000 has an interior comparable to that of the Brasilia EMB-120 with three abreast seating, and a forward lavatory.
Capabilities of the Saab 2000
Intended to be an improvement over its popular Saab 340 aircraft, the Saab 340 was considered to be extremely fast relative to its competitors in its class. With a top speed of 413 miles per hours, and a cruising altitude of 31,000, it offers jet like performance and speeds and turboprop prices, and is a great alternative to those looking to sacrifice a small amount of performance, for the economical enhancements that a turboprop has to offer.
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