FS2004 Carpatair Saab 2000

PreviewThis file is compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 and contains the Saab 2000 plane. This file is simple to download and will add another colorful plane to your list of flying options.

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This file is compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 and contains the Saab 2000 plane. This file is simple to download and will add another colorful plane to your list of flying options.

The plane is painted in bold green and white with a logo on both sides. This file has been safely downloaded at least 3000 times and is known to be free of viruses and malware.

The Saab 2000 is a turboprop airplane that packs in a lot of speed. Designs for the plane began as early as 1988 when the company thought the market was demanding a high speed turboprop plane. One of the main goals during its design was that it be able to offer comparable speeds to the jets that were popular in modern airlines.

The planes’ first flight occurred on March, 26 1992. Compared to other turboprop planes the Saab 2000 features a long body. The Turboprop design of the plane helps to maximize its fuel efficiency. The Saab 2000 can carry up to 58 passengers and is capable of reaching a speed of 665 kilometers per hour.

The plane uses Rolls-Royce Turboprop engines to drive its slow turning six bladed propellers. The initial major customer for the plane was Crossair a regional airline in Europe.

The airline eventually bought 34 of the planes and were still using the model as of 2005. The plane has also been used by the Pakistan Air Force as an early warning and control system. Currently there are over two dozen of the planes still in use.

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The archive krpsaab2.zip has 21 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
Carpatair Saab 200003.28.040 B
Aircraft.cfg03.28.048.77 kB
Model03.28.040 B
MODEL.CFG02.27.0435 B
PAI_SB20_BY_RAID.MDL02.23.04330.26 kB
PAISB20V6.AIR02.02.0414.31 kB
Panel03.28.040 B
Sound03.28.040 B
SOUND.CFG04.17.0161 B
Texture03.28.040 B
PAI_SB20_BY_RAID_L.BMP01.31.043.00 MB
PAI_SB20_BY_RAID_T.BMP03.28.044.00 MB
readme.txt03.28.04623 B
carpatair01.jpg03.28.04309.14 kB
carpatair02.jpg03.28.04286.19 kB
carpatair03.jpg03.28.04197.62 kB
carpatair04.jpg03.28.0451.91 kB
carpatair_original_01.jpg03.28.04133.10 kB
carpatair_original_02.jpg03.28.0475.46 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B


This FS2004 take on the Carpatair Saab 2000 is a very impressive model, especially for a simulator well over a decade old. Pushing its very foundations to the brink, this is about as impressive a design as you are going to get in the cut and dried, solidly shaped world of FS2004. For the reason, many people find this to be one of the best mods they have installed – it’s an FSX quality design in an older simulator.

Preview screenshot

A Detailed Recreation

Adding a colorful and cheery plane to your list of options is one thing – this is also usually a chance to enjoy a new kind of aircraft. With the large logo emblazoned on each side with the specific green coloring making this quite an interesting aircraft to look at, I immediately noticed how detailed the textures were. The text feels crisp and realistic, rather than the flat, blunt option that many decide to go with.

The Saab itself is a well-respected turboprop engine with a pretty impressive flight capacity when used in the right way. It took a long time to create, though, as high-speed turboprop aircrafts were a major problem in that era. However, the Saab broke the mold and set the expectancy and the standard for just about turboprop to come after it.

Great Learning Opportunity

For this reason, I am a huge fan of this take on the Saab 2000. It feels like flying a little bit of aviation history, acting as one of the most impressive aircraft of its era. By using a Rolls-Royce engine, too, this leaves you with an aircraft that feels very powerful when flying. I felt pretty taken aback at times with this, such is the depth and precision of the development behind the scenes. Many simulator aircraft feel like simulations, but this is a very forceful yet rewarding aircraft to master.

Today, the aircraft is still in use by the Pakistan Air Force as an early warning and control system aircraft. I spend a fair amount of time in FS2004 flying over various different parts of Pakistan in this aircraft, recreating that activity. For me, it’s sheer quality and consistency in the skies means that role playing with this model is a very easy – and fun – thing to do.

If you are looking for an easy way to make your enjoyment of FS2004 come around again, be sure to give this Saab a try if you already haven’t.

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files. Adam has extensive knowledge using various flight simulator packages and thoroughly tests the files before writing about them. Adam also like to fly real-world aircraft in his spare time and is training for his PPL.

Should you wish, you can contact Adam via email at adam@flyawaysimulation.com.

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markmarktomtomFri, 24 Jul 2009 05:05:13 GMT
Wish it had a virtual cockpit, and openning doors. Flys well and the model is very accurate.

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