Saab Aircraft approved for maintenance training in Canada

Saab Aircraft AB has recently been awarded an "Approved Training
Organization Certificate" and "Statement of Limitation" from Transport
Canada (TC). The certificate from Canada's airworthiness authority,
effective from the 1st of November 2002, allows Saab Aircraft to conduct
Saab 340 and Saab 2000 Type Training including Engine Run qualification
for students with a Canadian mechanic license.

"With more Saab 340s entering service in Canada, training approval by
Transport Canada is an important milestone in our ability to support
this market. We are now able to provide Saab factory training to the
technicians and mechanics supporting our aircraft with the various Saab
operators," says John Belanger, Director, PR and Communications at Saab
Aircraft. "Our customers benefit through the availability of a high
quality training alternative; providing greater flexibility to meet
their individual needs."

Saab Aircraft's Customer Training Department has been providing factory
technical training since 1993 with a wide range of different courses
available. The five full time instructors have more than 80 years of
combined experience in the areas of aircraft design, testing,
production, maintenance and training. In addition to the transport
Canada approval, the Saab 340 MT1 (4-week) Type Course is also approved
by the Swedish Airworthiness Authority (LFV) and the Australian Civil
Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). The Saab 2000 MT1 (5-week) Type Course
is approved by the Swedish Airworthiness Authority (LFV).

Saab Aircraft AB, with offices in Linköping Sweden and Sterling,
Virginia in the U.S. supports and maintains the combined Saab 340 and
Saab 2000 fleet of over 500 aircraft in service with operators around
the world. Saab Aircraft AB is part of the Saab Aviation Services
Business Unit of Saab AB.

Saab is one of the world's leading high-technology companies, with its
main operations focusing on defence, aviation and space. The group
covers a broad spectrum of competence and capability in systems

For further information, please contact:
Mr. John Belanger
Public Relations and Communications,
Saab Aircraft AB Phone +46 13 183101

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