The aircraft, serial number 340B-336, is the fifth of a multi-aircraft commitment between Jetstream and Castle and will be used for Castle’s scheduled operations on behalf of Purolator, a major international logistics integrator, in whose livery the aircraft is painted. Prior to delivery to Castle, it underwent significant maintenance including overall refurbishment, heavy inspections, painting and passenger-to-cargo conversion utilizing the TABY Aircraft Maintenance Saab 340 Supplemental Type Certificate process.
Castle Aviation, founded in 1984, is an FAA Part 135 air carrier. In addition to the four Saab 340 cargo aircraft, Castle operates eight Cessna Caravans, five Piper Aerostars and one Piper Meridian aircraft for passenger and cargo charter and long-term contract operations for third parties. Castle has recently completed a world-class 60,000 square foot facility at the Akron-Canton airport in Ohio. In 2004, Castle was the launch customer and world’s first operator of the Saab 340A(F) converted freighter.
Jetstream Aviation Capital, founded in 2010, is a Miami-based aircraft lessor specializing in commercially operated regional turboprop aircraft, and is the largest global owner of Saab 340 and Saab 2000 aircraft and associated spares and engines. Jetstream’s portfolio of over 150 aircraft also includes Cessna Caravan, Embraer EMB-120 and Pilatus PC-12 passenger and cargo aircraft.