6/15/1984: Saab 340 Enters Service with Crossair

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, The Saab 340 entered service with launch customer Crossair (LX) in 1984. 

The flight from Basel (BSL) to Paris (CDG) carried several notable dignitaries, including Pope John Paul II.

Crossair received its first example on June 6. The airline became pivotal in the design and development of the aircraft, with Moritz Suter, LX CEO and President, saying: “You build it, and I’ll buy 50.”

Crossair would operate a total of 45 340s from 1984 to 2002. Photo: Konstantin von Wedelstaedt (GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2), via Wikimedia Commons.

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Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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