Saab 340s being marketed as corporate aircraft

 - May 19, 2008, 11:15 AM

A push to entice corporate operators into considering pre-owned, non-airline derivatives of the Saab 340A and 340B, which are no longer in production, has been launched jointly by Sweden’s Saab Aircraft Leasing and FBO chain Piedmont Hawthorne of Winston-Salem, N.C. Piedmont Hawthorne is currently preparing a Saab 340 corporate demonstrator–using one of the more than 300 of the twin turboprops in Saab Leasing’s portfolio–which will be available by the fall. Piedmont Hawthorne has previous experience with selling and servicing corporate Saab 340s, with two sales transactions in North America and one in South Africa.