US Part 135 Cargo airline Ameriflight will lease 15 Saab 340B(F) converted cargo aircraft from lessor Jetstream Aviation Capital.
The first P2Fs are intended to join the Ameriflight operation in the fourth quarter of this year.
This latest fleet type will be used to support “unprecedented demand” for the company’s services, including Ameriflight’s expedited supply chain services, dedicated operations, and regional feeder service for the world’s largest overnight express carriers.
“We are proud to partner with Jetstream on the venture of operating the Saab 340B at Ameriflight. This aircraft offers the market the best combination of cubic capacity and cost, which will be best suited for our customers and their increasing needs for years to come,” said Ameriflight chief executive Paul Chase. “Expanding our fleet and ultimately our business is a great opportunity not only for our customers but for our hardworking employees on the front line, as well.”
“We are pleased that Ameriflight, one of our longest-standing customers, has selected the Saab 340B freighter to be provided by Jetstream,” said Jetstream chief executive Stuart Klaskin.
“The 340B’s combination of operational capability, economic efficiency, and ongoing support from our partners at Saab for the airframe and General Electric for the engine continue to make this the aircraft of choice for express and integrator-support cargo operators worldwide. It is our privilege to welcome Ameriflight to the Saab 340 community.”
In March, Jetstream delivered a Saab 340B(F) cargo converted aircraft to US carrier Castle Aviation.
The previous month Sweden-based TAM, Täby Air Maintenance delivered its 25th Saab 340 cargo conversion to Jetstream.