Saab 2000
Saab 2000

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Saab 2000 - Swedish passenger turboprop aircraft. Serially produced and developed by Saab. One of the fastest turboprop aircraft in the world, cruising speed is about 665 kilometers per hour, comparable in speed with turbojet options. An extended version of the Saab 340.

Russian airline operates the flight.

SAAB 2000 view from below

SAAB used the S340 model as the basis for creating the new fifty-seat turboprop high-speed aircraft airliner SAAB 2000. The start of the program was the first 15.12.1988 order for twenty-five aircraft from the Crossair aviation company (Crossair). The draft SAAB 2000 project was completed by the end of 1989. Different companies worked on Saab 2000.

CASA (Spain) designed and assembled the wings. The Finnish Valmet (Valmet) built the elevators and tail, and the British firm Westland (Westland) was responsible for the fuselage tail. To supply the cockpit chose a set of electronic aircraft equipment Collins Proline (Collins Proline) The aircraft has a comparative silence in the cabin, which is achieved with the help of a special noise reduction system. Aircraft cabin is designed for 105 passengers.

For the intensification of sales (through the introduction of new methods, and not just an increase in production capacity), SAAB introduced the concept of "using secondary airfields". In other words, the company planned to build an aircraft that can fly at a speed of 665km / h (360Mor mile / hour; 413mile / h) over a distance of more than 1852km (1000mile; 1150mil), which can be compared with the speed of BAe 146 aircraft (Avro RJ). Guaranteed rate of climb is similar to a jet: 11 minutes - time set to 20000 feet (6096).

In the form of a power plant, it was intended to use the General Electric (General Electric) GE38 engine, or the Pratt & Whitney (Pratt-Whitney) PW300 turbofan engine. In the end, together with the Aviation Company Crossair, SAAB selected the Allison (Allison) GMA 2100 turboprop engine, which rotated the six-blade Dowty screws with low noise levels. The first metal cutting took place in February of 1990, in Linköping, and the first prototype took off 26.03.1992.

SAAB 2000 Salon

SAAB 2000 Salon

The program checks the four airplanes started in the second instance (SE-002), who participated in the certification of handling and stability. The aircraft made a large number of flights in adverse weather conditions and at high temperatures, flew twice to Spain.

The first copy, built according to the standards of the aircraft in the series, became the SE-003, with which all systems were certified, the autopilot calibration took place in the middle of 1993. Flight experiments of functional reliability were carried out on an aircraft (SE-004), they became part of the inspection program, in accordance with it the total flight time of all aircraft exceeded the 1200 hours. All flight characteristics guaranteed by SAAB are improved or validated.

Run and runoff distances are reduced by 100-200 meters. The plane gains height 6 100 meters in less than eight minutes after the release of the wheels. As a proof of this, the SAAB 2000 aircraft easily set a world record for aircraft of its class in climb rate (it used to belong to the Grumman (Grumman) E-2 aircraft and was ten minutes). The characteristics of the range and weight of the standard production aircraft were even higher than expected. The established cruising speed at an altitude of 8534 meters reached 665km / h, which exceeded the expected. The aircraft during a dive without a negative impact set a speed record 794km / h. Since the cruising speed exceeds 665km / h. SAAB2000 is one of the fastest turboprop aircraft in the world. The power plant includes two AE6 Rolls-Royce 2100-blade engines.

In the cabin of the aircraft there are fifty passenger seats with an 2 + 1 layout and are equipped with an active noise suppression system, which consists of 36 acoustic radiators and 72 microphones. The distance between the rows of seats is 81 centimeter. International noise requirements are exceeded by 9,1 decibels. The company has created a unique anti-noise system, which took place on the SAAB 340 flight test aircraft. This system is equipped with a number of microphones that are installed behind the interior trim and catch noise, and then generate an opposite wave of identical length, which makes it possible to effectively "turn off" acoustic external vibrations and influences.

The company originally predicted that by the end of the century, 1400 new 50 and 40-local aircraft would be needed on the market, and therefore hoped to sell the 400 aircraft to SAAB 2000. Its customers were aviation companies Deutsche and Crossair VA.

SAAB 2000 scheme salon

SAAB 2000 scheme salon

Features Saab 2000:

Length: 27,28m.

Height: 24,09m.

Wingspan: 27,28m.

Wing area: 55,7kv.m.

Cruising speed: 685km / h.

Flight range (with LR tanks): 2035km.

Ceiling: 9450m.

Payload: 5900kg.

Number of seats: 50mest.

Crew: 2cheloveka.

Empty weight: 13800kg.

Maximum takeoff weight: 22999kg.

Powerplant: turboprop "Allison AE 2100A" (2 instance).

Link: 3096kVt.

Screw: six-bladed variable-pitch propeller.

Rate of climb: 11,4m / s.

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