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Payload:
7,500 lb

Length:
89 ft 6 in

Wingspan:
81 ft 3 in

Height:
25 ft 4 in

Wing area:
600 sq ft

Empty weight:
30,424 lb

Max. takeoff weight:
50,265 lb

Powerplant:
2 × Rolls Royce 2100A turboprop, 4,152 shp each

Propellers:
six blade constant speed Dowty propellers, 1 per engine

Cruise speed:
424 mph

Range:
1,782 mi at long range cruise

Service ceiling:
31,000 ft

The Saab 2000

charter flights to aspenThe Saab 2000 is a truly remarkable aircraft. Not to be confused with the smaller Saab 340, the 2000 combines near-jet cruising speed with turboprop fuel economy. This plane was developed under the same regulations and certification standards as jet airliners. Redundancy of systems and performance requirements are the same as with all commercial airliners. Crew training and qualification is also the same as that mandated for commercial airlines.

Features of the Saab 2000, such as advanced avionics for heightened crew situational awareness, are designed to enhance capability, reliability, and safety. These are the same systems being used today on many U.S. airliners and charter operators. Capable of over 4,000 horsepower, the engine and propellers on this aircraft are the same as in use onboard US Air Force C-130J.

You’ll appreciate the fact that our reliability is over 98% for completion of flight. There have been no fatal accidents on any Saab 2000 in worldwide use since their introduction in 1994. Wildcat Touring, managed by Meregrass, Inc., has had no accidents or passenger injuries since beginning operations in 2010. In addition, these aircraft are maintained in-house and are serviced by our own maintenance department using an extensive stock of parts.

Not only can Wildcat Touring offer you a safe flight on the Saab 2000. We can get you to your destination quickly! Flight time from Dallas Love Field to Aspen is a little over 2 hours; from Houston Hobby the flying time is a little over 2.5 hours.

You’ll also enjoy superior comfort while you fly. Originally designed to seat 50 passengers, Wildcat's two Saab 2000 aircraft are configured with only 30 seats, thereby providing unbelievable leg room and overhead storage capacity. The aircraft is equipped with an active sound deadening system that produces a remarkably quiet in-flight experience.

Forget about flight delays and cancellations! Due to the amount of power generated by the twin Rolls Royce AE-2100A engines (each generating 4152 HP), the plane has amazing performance capabilities. It will almost never be limited by temperature or winds that often restrict our competitors at "high and hot" destinations like Aspen.

For much of the year our Saabs stay quite busy transporting college athletics teams to and from their contests; we fly most of the Big 12 and SEC schools on a regular basis. We also look forward to having you aboard our regularly-scheduled flights this summer. Please spread the word to your friends by clicking the icon below and sharing this website with them via Facebook.

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