Saab 340 Super Trouper

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the introduction of the Saab 340 into service with Crossair.

With a successful history of manufacturing military aircraft, in the late 1960s Swedish plane maker Saab looked at re-entering the civilian market. It had previously produced just one commercial airliner – the Saab 90A Scania – a short-lived venture with just 18 airframes built.

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