NORTH CANTON, OHIOOhio-based cargo operator Castle Aviation took delivery of a Saab 340B freighter from the American aircraft leasing company Jetstream Aviation Capital.

The aircraft is the fourth of a multi-aircraft commitment between Jetstream. It will be used for ad-hoc cargo charter and Castle's scheduled operations on behalf of a major international logistics integrator.

Prior to delivery to Castle, it underwent significant maintenance including overall refurbishment, heavy inspections, painting and and passenger-to-cargo conversion utilizing the TABY Aircraft Maintenance Saab 340 Supplemental Type Certificate process.

In addition to the four Saab 340 cargo aircraft, Castle operates two additional Saab 340B aircraft, also leased from Jetstream, in a dedicated live animal transport configuration on behalf of Puppyspot Aviation. Castle also operates eight Cessna Caravans, five Piper Aerostars, and one Piper Meridian aircraft for passenger and cargo charter and long-term contract operations for third parties. Castle has recently completed a world-class 60,000 square foot facility at the Akron-Canton airport in Ohio.

In 2004, Castle was the launch customer and the world's first operator of the Saab 340A(F) converted freighter.