C&L Aviation completes world-first Saab 340B+ cargo conversion

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C&L Aviation Services has completed a cargo conversion on a Saab 340B+ at the company’s Maine-based MRO facility.

It is the first B+ model in the world to have been converted for cargo operations.

The operator that has taken possession of the aircraft has signed an agreement with C&L to complete an additional five conversions in 2021 and 2022.

C&L utilised an EASA- and FAA-approved conversion kit provided by Sweden-based Täby Air Maintenance for the conversion.

The Saab 340B+ models are aircraft with production serial numbers from 340-360 to 340-459. C&L Aviation said the type’s low acquisition costs, maximum cargo volume of 1,280 cu ft and maximum payload of 9,325 lbs made it “an ideal aircraft for cargo operation”.

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