Looking at the turboprop market we note that there is a level of domination we have not seen in other markets.  This is not just impressive, it is remarkable.  The chart below lists the active airline fleet of turboprops.  The percent number in each year reflects PW&C’s market share.  The company’s dominance of this market amazing.

While there is excitement about the forthcoming GE ATP, take a look at why PW&C dominates.  They have a wide selection of engines to choose from if you’re an OEM.  These engines have been around for many years – still powering aircraft that are no longer being manufactured but in service.

Although the PW100 is the core engine used by all these OEMs, PW&C has tweaked it relentlessly to stay in the game with the best option for any aircraft.   An even more impressive performance is the PW&C PT-6.  But that’s another story.

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Co-Founder AirInsight. My previous life includes stints at Shell South Africa, CIC Research, and PA Consulting. Got bitten by the aviation bug and ended up an Avgeek. Then the data bug got me, making me a curious Avgeek seeking data-driven logic. Also, I appreciate conversations with smart people from whom I learn so much. Summary: I am very fortunate to work with and converse with great people.

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