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C&L Inks Deal To Convert, Sell Six Saab Turboprops

Aug 13,2021

C&L Aerospace has signed a deal with Part 135 operator Legends Airways to convert and sell six Saab 340 aircraft for freight operations, the C&L Aviation Group company announced this week. The Bangor, Maine-based company has already converted two of the turboprop twins and expects to deliver the remaining four by year-end.

The deal also calls for C&L Aerospace to provide Legends with parts and technical expertise. We came to C&L not only because they had the aircraft inventory we needed, but also because they have the in-depth knowledge and experience needed to support the Saab 340, said Legends Airways CEO Jon Hierl.

For more than 20 years, C&L Aerospace has been involved in the aftermarket sale and support of the 340. That includes maintaining parts inventory for the aircraft in its warehouses in Austin, Texas; Bangor; London; and Brisbane, Australia. Additionally, the company provides a range of Saab 340 support services that include heavy maintenance, aircraft paint, avionics upgrades, structural modifications, engineering support, and interior refurbishment.

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