Our Plane

Our 30-Passenger SAAB 2000 Aircraft

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 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.  Flight time from Dallas Love Field to Aspen is just under 2 hours; from Houston Hobby the flying time to either destination is 2.5 hours.

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. 

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 look forward to having you aboard our regularly scheduled flights this summer.  Please spread the word to your friends by clicking one of the icons below to share this website with them via Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn or email.