Springfield, MO – July 1, 2018 – Worldwide Aircraft Services, Inc. and SAAB have Julie sign an agreement we’re by worldwide has acquired a Saab 340B configured for maritime surveillance and has become the preferred provider for SAAB in preparing SAAB 340s in maritime surveillance configurations.

The modifications that worldwide can provide include installations of Belly Randomes and for looking infrared (FLIR) retractable mounts and enclosures. The agreement entered into between the parties includes cooperation within technical data and engineering support areas for the purposes of modifying standard SAAB 340s into maritime applications.

As part of the agreement, worldwide has acquired SAAB’s maritime surveillance aircraft, demonstrator platform, serial number SAAB 340B – 441. The acquired SAAB 340B, which is part of this program, will be brought to the US to have additional surveillance and special mission systems modifications performed, including the addition of a long range fuel system, and be re-delivered to a new customer in the upcoming months.

In addition to the new preferred provider status, worldwide is already an approved, maintenance operation (AMO) for SAAB and is currently completing and STC for SAAB 340B cargo aircraft, utilizing SAAB 340 cargo kits and has recently completed and STC for the SAAB 2000 cockpit ballistic doors.

Worldwide Aircraft Services, Inc. has operated as an FAA/EASA certified part 145 repair station specializing in medium passenger, regional, jets, regional/commuter aircraft for passenger, cargo, and special mission operators worldwide. Worldwide aircraft offers, comprehensive aircraft, repairs, inspections, contract, maintenance, refurbishment, structural, repairs and modifications, in-house engineering services, avionics, engine, service, refurbishment, and upgrades. The company is a leader in servicing aircraft across the United States in around the globe.