Posts Tagged “ATR”

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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Kingfisher sinking fast

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Kingfisher Airlines is sinking fast. Consider: ATR turbo-prop orders have been canceled, all 38 of them; IATA has booted the airline out of its various services for non-payment and sinking financial condition; Staff isn’t being paid and as a result, pilots aren’t showing up and flights are being canceled; The Indian government has frozen accounts…

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Eurolot selects Q400s; Calgary Turboprop Rodeo

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Eurolot selects Q400s; Calgary Turboprop Rodeo






Bombardier announced today that Warsaw-base Eurolot ordered eight Q400s plus 12 options.  Based on list price for the Q400 the firm order contract is valued at $246 million. The contract value would increase to $625 million when all 12 options are converted to firm orders. The news caps a good week for Bombardier. They are…

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How smaller airliners compare

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How smaller airliners compare






Much of the industry attention is focused on airplanes over 150 seats – after all that is where the big orders are. But data on the regional market – less than 100 seats – shows interesting patterns. Rather than focus on total range, take a look at how airliners really get used.  Using the US…

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