In the morning of November 28th, N9CJ, a cargo-converted Saab 340B, left Örebro for the United States and Jetstream Aviation Capital, a Miami, Florida-based turboprop aircraft lessor which is the largest global lessor of Saab 340 and Saab 2000 aircraft. In the United States, the aircraft will be placed on lease to IBC Airways for operations within its Caribbean cargo network. IBC is the largest North American operator of Saab 340 Cargo aircraft with nine Saab 340A freighters currently in operation.
– This is the first TAM cargo converted aircraft going directly to operations on the US cargo industry, thus it is an important milestone for our joint FAA/EASA-approved conversion programme, says Pär Gulle, TAM Managing Director.
– With Jetstream Aviation Capital being a long term TAM customer, I am glad to see we were trusted with this conversion, which is a significant sign of confidence in our capabilities as the preferred choice for Saab 340/Saab 2000 maintenance, overhaul and conversion work, Pär Gulle summarizes.
– TAM and Jetstream anticipate a commitment between the parties to a significant number of conversions over the next years as we can see a great demand for the product, says Stuart Klaskin, CEO Jetstream Aviation Capital.
– We are pleased to be the North American launch customer for the Saab 340B freighter and look forward to the continued modernization of our fleet with additional 340B freighters in the near future, says Joe Costigan, CEO of IBC Airways.
TAM is the only company worldwide that has been approved by the US Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, as well as the European Aviation Safety Authority, EASA, to perform a full cargo conversion of Saab 340A and Saab 340B.
For more information on TAM, please contact Mr Pär Gulle, TAM Managing Director, phone: +46 706 85 5855, E-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org