Jetstream Aviation Capital, LLC is pleased to announce the delivery of one Saab 340B(F) cargo aircraft to Castle Aviation of North Canton, Ohio on August 7, 2020.
The aircraft, serial number 340B-253, is the third of a multi-aircraft commitment between Jetstream and Castle, and will be used for ad-hoc cargo charter and Castle's scheduled operations on behalf of a major international logistics integrator. Prior to delivery to Castle, it underwent significant maintenance including overall refurbishment, heavy inspections, complete paint and passenger-to-cargo conversion utilizing the TABY Aircraft Maintenance Saab 340 Supplemental Type Certificate process at L3Harris Corporation's Waco, Texas aircraft maintenance facility.
Castle Aviation, founded in 1984, is an FAA Part 135 air carrier. In addition to the Saab 340 aircraft, Castle operates three Fairchild Metroliner /Merlin aircraft, eight Cessna Caravans, five Piper Aerostars and one Piper Meridian aircraft for passenger and cargo charter and long-term contract operations for third parties. Castle has recently completed a world-class 60,000 square foot facility at the Akron-Canton airport in Ohio. In 2004, Castle was the launch customer and world's first operator of the Saab 340A(F) converted freighter.
Jetstream Aviation Capital, founded in 2010, is a Miami-based aircraft lessor specializing in commercially-operated regional turboprop aircraft, and is the largest global owner of Saab 340 and Saab 2000 aircraft and associated spares and engines. Jetstream's portfolio of over 150 aircraft also includes Beech 1900, Cessna Caravan, Embraer EMB-120, Pilatus PC-12 and Viking DHC-6-400 passenger and cargo aircraft.