Why has Cayman Airways decided to purchase a Saab 2000 aircraft?
Saab stopped production of this aircraft in 1999 due to poor sales. By year 2000 only 54 of these aircraft were in service.
Why are we purchasing an aircraft that is hardly used by any other carrier? Won’t this increase the cost of maintenance?
Also, if CAL decides to sell this aircraft, will it be able to? Obviously there isn’t much of a market for it.
Wouldn’t a Bombardier Dash 8 (which has over 800 aircraft in service) or an ATR 72 (over 350 in service of this model alone) be a more sensible purchase for CAL?
Let’s not make another mistake like the 737-200’s