Saab 340 Pacific Coastal Airlines (PCA) at YVR, Vancouver BC.
The Saab 340 is a Swedish two-engine turboprop aircraft designed and initially produced by a partnership between Saab and Fairchild Aircraft in a 65:35 ratio. Under the initial plan Saab built the all aluminium fuselage and vertical stabilizer, and also performed final assembly in Linköping, Sweden, while Fairchild was responsible for the wings, empennage, and wing-mounted nacelles for the two turboprop engines. After Fairchild ceased this work, production of these parts was shifted to Sweden.The aircraft first flew on 25 January, 1983, but due to declining sales, production of the Saab 340 ended in 1998.
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