TAM announces SAAB 2000 cargo conversion programme

Jetstream SAAB 2000 cargo demonstrator

Täby Air Maintenance (TAM) is currently finalizing a new project by converting the high-speed turboprop Saab 2000 regional airliner into cargo configuration. The conversion project is spearheaded in close collaboration with launch customer Jetstream Aviation Capital, Miami, Fl.

Currently, the design work, led by TAM’s Design Organisation and associated parts production is being managed at TAM’s facilities in Örebro, Sweden.

The Sab 2000 cargo will feature six net-divided loading bays, in addition to the current passenger aircraft cargo compartments, and all bays will meet 9G-approval requirements.

Total cargo volume will be 55.4 m³/1960 cu ft, with a floor loading limit of 730 kg/m² /150 lb/ sq. ft and a target max payload of 6,622 kg /14,600 lbs. For operations under US FAR Part 135, the max payload will be limited to 3,402 kg /7,500 lbs.

The first aircraft is planned for conversion in the first quarter of 2022 with scheduled completion including obtaining EASA and FAA approval by the end of March 2022.

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