Castle Aviation adds Saab 340B freighter to fleet

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Lessor Jetstream Aviation Capital has delivered a Saab 340B(F) cargo converted aircraft to US carrier Castle Aviation.

The aircraft is the fifth of a multi-aircraft commitment between Miami-based Jetstream and Ohio-based 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, inspections, painting and passenger-to-cargo conversion utilising the TABY Aircraft Maintenance Saab 340 Supplemental Type Certificate process.

Castle Aviation, founded in 1984, is an FAA Part 135 air carrier. In addition to the five Saab 340 cargo aircraft, Castle operates two additional Saab 340B aircraft, also leased from Jetstream, in a dedicated live animal transport configuration on behalf of Puppyspot Aviation.

Castle also operates eight Cessna Caravans, and four Piper Aerostars for passenger and cargo charter and long-term contract operations for third parties. Castle has recently completed a world-class 60,000 sq ft facility at Akron-Canton Airport in Ohio. In 2004, the company was the launch customer and world’s first operator of the Saab 340A(F) converted freighter.

Jetstream Aviation Capital, founded in 2010, specialises 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 and Pilatus PC-12 passenger and cargo aircraft.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]