The recent order for Saab Aircraft's Terrain Awareness and Warning
System (TAWS) service bulletin, placed by North American Saab 340
operator Mesaba Airlines, gives Saab Aircraft a dominant position in the
Saab 340 TAWS market, having won over 70 percent of the estimated
worldwide total order volume.
"With discussions on-going and several more Saab 340 operators both in
the U.S. and in the rest of the world already in the pipeline, we expect
to see total orders climb to over 90 percent in the very near future."
says Saab Aircraft Sales Manager, Per Skogsberg.
Robert Kline, Director of Sales and Marketing for Saab Aircraft of
America continues, "With firm orders to date representing over 6 MUSD in
revenue for Saab, this market remains a high priority for us. The latest
order by Mesaba, won after thorough evaluation of competing
alternatives, is a further stamp of approval on the Saab supplied
modification. It simply proves the point that there is no better source,
by any measure, of Saab 340 aircraft modifications than Saab Aircraft
Saab Aircraft is also pleased to announce that Chicago Express Airlines
and AeroLitoral S.A. de C.V. have successfully completed the first TAWS
installations in their Saab 340 aircraft. Mesaba Airlines, Inc, the
latest TAWS customer in the U.S., plans to start installations in May.
Several European and Pacific operators are also well along in the
The Saab 340 TAWS modification, developed in partnership with Honeywell,
is a fully integrated system that uses existing electronic displays to
provide terrain data. The Honeywell supplied TAWS/EGPWS computer, with
new functionality, replaces the existing GPWS computer. In operation the
system provides the flight crew with a color display indicating height
differences between obstacles and the aircraft. TAWS accomplishes this
by comparing aircraft location with local terrain and manmade obstacles
contained in the system database.
Saab Aircraft AB, with offices in Linköping Sweden and Sterling,
Virginia in the US 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
Area of Saab AB.
Saab is one of the world's leading high-technology companies with its
main operations focusing on defense, aviation and space. The group
covers a broad spectrum of competence and capability in systems
For further information, please contact:
Public Relations and Communications, Saab Aircraft AB Phone +46 13
Director, Sales and Marketing, Saab Aircraft of America LLC, +1 703 406
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