Worldwide Aircraft Services, Saab work together on aircraft cargo modification program

Worldwide Aircraft Services, Inc. will team with aircraft manufacturer Saab AB to obtain FAA approval for the installation of the Saab 340A cargo modification Service Bulletins into the SAAB 340B aircraft, the company said.

The Saab 340B model aircraft´s improved performance will offer operators greater flexibility, range and capacity. The SAAB 340 fleet currently has 458 aircraft operating in 37 countries around the world.

Saab manufactured 159 340A model aircraft from 1982 to 1986, and 299 340B model aircraft from 1987 to 1999. To date, 68 340A aircraft have been converted to full cargo. From locations in Linköping, Sweden and Ashburn, Virginia, Saab provides full technical and spares support (including AOG) to the worldwide fleet of Saab 340A / 340B and Saab 2000 aircraft.

As part of this agreement, Worldwide Aircraft Services has also become a “Saab Recognized 340/2000 AMO,” and will continue to provide MRO services for the regional jet and turbo-prop aircraft to sales and leasing companies and operators around the world.

Worldwide Aircraft Services, Inc. located in Springfield Missouri is an FAA and EASA approved Part 145 Repair Station, providing maintenance and modification programs to the regional commuter turbo-prop and commuter jet markets.

Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defense and civil security, with operations and employees on all continents around the world.