The RAA provides great data on the US regional airline industry. We took a look at the fleet breakdown and created this chart.
It is amazing that the 50-seat regional jet accounts for 59% of operations. Note that turboprops account for only 15%. The balance comes from the newer, larger regional jets.
Given the price of fuel and changing economics for regional airlines, we expect this chart to see radical change over the next five years. We are not alone in this view.
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