BANGOR, MAINEThe Bangor-based MRO company C&L Aviation Services, has completed a cargo conversion on a Saab 340B+ at the company’s Maine-based MRO facility.

This is the first B+ model in the world that has been converted for cargo operations. The operator, which has taken possession of this aircraft, has signed an agreement with C&L to complete an additional 5 conversions in 2021 and 2022.

For the conversion, C&L utilized an EASA- and FAA-approved conversion kit provided by Sweden-based Täby Air Maintenance’s (TAM’s), C&L’s partner in conversions since the two companies signed an agreement in 2018.

“We have been pleased with the way this first B+ model project has come together”, said C&L CEO Chris Kilgour.

The Saab 340B+ models are aircraft with production serial numbers from 340-360 to 340-459. With low acquisition costs, and a maximum cargo volume of 1,280 cu ft, and a maximum payload of 9,325 lbs., the Saab 340B+ is an ideal aircraft for cargo operation.