Posts Tagged “ATR”

Premium #213 – The US Scope Clause – Aberration and Annoyance

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Premium #213 – The US Scope Clause – Aberration and Annoyance






“Scope Clauses” are collectively bargained contractual terms in pilot union agreements with US major carriers that place restrictions on how many and what size of aircraft regional airlines may operate.  Typically, these restrict regionals to aircraft under 86,000 pounds and no more than 76 seats. Their goal is to protect union jobs at the major airline…

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Premium #211- 90+ Seat Turboprops

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Premium #211- 90+ Seat Turboprops






The 90+ seat turboprop is something that has been bubbling up for a long time. Interest was primarily driven by rising fuel prices. The key firms in the turboprop business today are ATR and Bombardier. Both firms have long made the case that a 90-seater isn’t in the cards. But interest never went away, as also…

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India opening to more turboprops?

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India has long been a promising market for commercial aviation.  Limitations have come from infrastructure (too few airports) and an interfering government.   Another source of difficulty for India’s hard-pressed airlines has been fuel prices.  Airlines face a myriad of taxes on fuel.  Sometimes this could mean paying up to 50% more for fuel than…

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The 90-seat turboprop is here

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Industry talk about the need for a 90-seat turboprop is well known.  Both of the principal OEMs, ATR and Bombardier, have not rushed to develop something new.  As we have heard both OEMs say at ISTAT – the business case for developing a new aircraft isn’t there. Today Bombardier announced their Q400 can now seat…

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ATR scores first new aircraft delivery to Iran

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Speaking in a meeting with the officials from Ministry of Roads and Urban Development in Tehran, Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders said the first delivery of 20 ATRs to Iran will start in November and will last through 2018.  Iran Air finalized a contract with ATR on February 1 to purchase 20 aircraft. Managing Director…

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Iran makes its next buy

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Iran makes its next buy






This morning ATR reported success with an order for 40 ATR72-600s to Iran Air.

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