Saab SF-340 Private Charter Flights and Prices
The result of a joint study involving SaabScania of Sweden and Fairchild in the USA, the Saab SF340 was launched in 1980 and first flew in 1983. Accomodating 33 passengers per flight, one of the most in the class, the Saab SF340 is also equipped with an impressive minimum runway requirement.
The average hourly rental rate of the Saab SF-340 is around 3,700 USD per hour.
|Length||64.73 ft||19.73 m|
|Wing Span||70.34 ft||21.44 m|
|Height||22.87 ft||6.97 m|
|Bag. Capacity||671 ft³||19 m³|
|Length||34.12 ft||10.40 m|
|Width||7.22 ft||2.20 m|
|Height||5.91 ft||1.80 m|
|Area||1,180 ft³||33 m³|
|Charter Rate||3,700 USD/hour||3,700 EUR/hour|
|IFR Range||470 nm||870 km|
|Cruise Speed||283 KTAS||524 km/h|
|Certified Ceiling||25,000 ft||7,620 m|
|Rate of Climb||2,000 ft/m||610 m/m|
|Takeoff Distance||4,220 ft||1,286 m|
|Landing Distance||4,220 ft||1,286 m|
|Max Takeoff Weight||29,000 lbs||13,154 kg|
|Max Landing Weight||28,500 lbs||12,927 kg|
|Useful Weight||10,000 lbs||4,536 kg|
|Payload with Full Fuel||1,810 lbs||821 kg|
More about the Saab SF-340
The Saab 340 was developed as a partnership between Saab AB and Fairchild Aircraft. The aircraft was in production from 1983 to 1999 and 459 Saab 340 aircraft were build during this time. There were several variants of the Saab 340 that were build during its production years. The Saab 340A was intended to be used as a 30-37 seat commuter aircraft. The Saab 340B improved upon the design of the 340A and offered more powerful engines. The Saab 340B+ cabin features such as improved cabin noise cancelling and extended wingtips improve performance. Currently there are 413 Saab 340's in service today with over 61 operators world wide.
Key Features of the Saab SF-340
The cabin of the Saab 340 can hold between 30-37 passengers depending on the variant. The seating arrangement is in a three abreast configuration with a cabin height of 5 feet 6 inches or 1.8 meters. The flight deck of a Saab 340 is modernized with traffic and ground proximity warning systems, anti-ice/de-icing equipment, and a Rockwell Collins APS-85 Autopilot
Capabilities of the Saab SF-340
The Saab 340 has impressive performance credentials. The aircraft has the ability to operate above most of the in-climate weather with its service ceiling of 25,000 feet. Similar to other turboprop commuter airliners of its class the Saab 340 has a range of 1035 miles, and a top speed of 324 miles per hour.
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