STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN — Taby Air Maintenance, a Swedish specialist in aircraft modification, has announced the successful maiden flight of its latest project, the Saab 2000 freighter conversion.

The aircraft was unveiled on March 6th at the company's Orebro airport facility and underwent system tests during the post-maintenance flight. According to TAM, the turboprop has been under its care since last autumn, undergoing not just the freighter conversion but also an avionics upgrade and regular maintenance.

The company said all systems performed as desired during the test flight. TAM will conduct another test flight with the aircraft within a few days.

The Swedish Specialist has introduced the Saab 2000F conversion in collaboration with Miami-based aircraft leasing company Jetstream Aviation Capital, which will be the launch customer.

Taby Air Maintenance already specializes in converting the smaller Saab 340 turboprop for cargo purposes. According to the company, the new Saab 2000F has been designed with advanced features to optimize operational efficiency. With the addition of the 2000F to their portfolio, in conjunction with the 340 freighter, TAM claims to be able to satisfy all demands for a profitable regional cargo aircraft.