Worldwide Aircraft Services of Springfield Missouri working with Saab AB through a jointly signed License Agreement has secured the exclusive rights to the sale of the new Service Bulletin to increase the Maximum Design Take-Off Weight (MTOW) for the Saab 340B aircraft to 30,000 lb (13605 kg).

The Saab MTOW Service Bulletin Kit that has now been approved by FAA and EASA will further improve the operational flexibility of the Saab 340B aircraft (with SB SAAB 340-51-10 compliance) by increasing the operational weight 1,000 lb (454 kg). This increased take-off weight offers no direct change to the cabin or cargo loading weights; but is designed to provide the operator with the ability to always maximize payload, to offer increased range and or the ability to tanker fuel.  “All operations -be it passenger, freighter or Special Mission flights can often use a few additional pounds and this service bulletin will allow just that; reducing mission requirements of trading fuel for payload or limiting range.” said Dave Vorbeck of Worldwide Aircraft Services.  Vorbeck goes on to say, “it is always good partnering with Saab on programs designed to improve the 340 fleet, and this maximum take-off weight increase is really a great product for extending the life and improving the flexibility of the 340B aircraft.”

This modification will offer all operators of the 340B model aircraft increased profitability through maximizing payload, increasing range and limiting high-cost remote fuel requirements.  The Service Bulletin installation can be accomplished by the operator and will be offered with volume discounting for larger fleets. Please feel free to contact your representative at either Worldwide Aircraft Services or SAAB for additional information.

Worldwide Aircraft Services is an Approved Maintenance Operation (AMO) facility for Saab and worked with Saab on development of the Saab 340B Freighter STC, completed an STC for the Saab 2000 Cockpit Ballistic Doors, and is a Preferred Provider for Saab on the MSA/ISR Saab 340B aircraft.  Worldwide Aircraft Services has operated as an FAA / EASA certified Part 145 repair station specializing in medium passenger Regional Jets, Regional/Commuter aircraft for passenger, Cargo, and Special Mission operators worldwide. Worldwide Aircraft Services offers comprehensive aircraft repairs, inspections, contract maintenance, refurbishment, structural repairs and modifications, in-house engineering services, avionics, engine service refurbishment and upgrades. The company is a leader in servicing aircraft across the United States and around the globe.

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