Castle Aviation grows Saab 340B freighter fleet

By Rebecca Jeffrey

Photo: Castle Aviation

Castle Aviation will soon begin operating a newly converted Saab 340B(F) freighter on behalf of Canada-based shipping and logistics company Purolator.

Miami-based lessor Jetstream Aviation Capital delivered the freighter to Ohio, US-headquartered Castle Aviation on August 19.

Castle said the aircraft, with serial number 340B-336, is the sixth Saab 340B to join its fleet.

The former Seaborne Airlines 1993 vintage unit was converted from passenger use to cargo at the Taby Aircraft Maintenance facility in Oreboro, Sweden.

After being painted in Purolator livery, the aircraft arrived at Akron-Canton Airport in Ohio on August 19.

Jetstream, the largest owner and lessor of 340Bs, said the aircraft is the fifth of a multi-aircraft commitment between Jetstream and Castle.

Castle Aviation is an FAA Part 135 air carrier. In addition to Saab 340 cargo aircraft, Castle operates 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 60,000 sq ft facility at Akron-Canton Airport. In 2004, Castle was the launch customer and world’s first operator of the Saab 340A(F) converted freighter.

Jetstream 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. 

Castle Aviation adds Saab 340B freighter to fleet

 

 
 

 

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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]