Posts Tagged “ATR”

ATR Briefing RAA 2014

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The Turboprop Surge

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The Turboprop Surge






Hidden amidst the first flights for CSeries and A350, and launches of 787-10 and 777-X, the turboprop market has quietly been gaining strength in the second half of 2013, and appears to be well positioned for success in 2014.  We’ve seen orders and LOIs for 189 turboprops in the second half of 2013 (thru December…

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Garuda selects ATR

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Garuda selects ATR






ATR, Indonesia’s national airline Garuda Indonesia and Danish leasing firm Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) announced an agreement for  35 new ATR 72-600 aircraft into the airline’s fleet. This deal involves NAC as lessor to Garuda, and includes for 25 firm orders and 10 options . The order, including the options, is valued at over $840…

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The Next Generation Turboprops

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The Next Generation Turboprops






The world is waiting for the aerospace industry to provide guidance on the next generation turboprops.  This is a small, even niche market, but it’s seen a resurgence as mainline airplanes grow in size. The regional jetliners that once dominated the 50-100 seat space have becoming economically-challenged as fuel costs shot up. The ATR-72 and…

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The Resurgence of the Turboprop in Regional Operations

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The Resurgence of the Turboprop in Regional Operations






We believe that a mix of high speed turboprops and jets in the 70-90 seat sector are the most likely 50-seat regional jet replacements, but we see a resurgence of turboprops taking a larger market share in today’s high fuel cost environment.  Today’s best selling turboprops are in the 70-seat range, and both major manufacturers…

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US Regional Airline Fleet

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US Regional Airline Fleet






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…

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