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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6435 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1472 times:

How is the idea of single engined RJs with 50 seats or less? Would it be any better than twins for that market?


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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6343 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1437 times:

Too many rules against this...the FAR's virtually guarantee that at the 50 seat capacity level, you must be using a multi-engined aircraft.

IIRC, the FAR's in the U.S. specifically state that the maximum number of pax seats that can legally be utilized in a single-engined aircraft is 9.

I remember talking to a Cessna Caravan sales rep at an airshow once who told me that U.S. operators could only have 9 seats, where as there were several operators in Africa and South America that were routinely operating with 13-14 seats installed in their Grand Caravans.



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User currently offlineSmokeyrosco From Ireland, joined Dec 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1422 times:

Does this mean you could have a single jet engined business jet?

Don't get me wrong I'd prefer knowing when one engine goes down that you have another one but just curious.



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User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1903 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1417 times:

I am one of the few who believes we will see single engine commerical aircraft be viable in the next 20-30 years.


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User currently offlineCloud4000 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1408 times:

Single-engine business jets are untapped market, and there are several companies that have designs for such an aircraft: 4-5 seat aircraft, with a 1,500 mile range, priced under $2 million on the high end.


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User currently offlineSmokeyrosco From Ireland, joined Dec 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

i assume they would be tail mounted?


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User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1289 times:

http://www.airliners.net/info/stats.main?id=382
The Visonaire Vantage.... never made it past the design stage... had a single engine mounted in the tail with twin inlets above the rear fuselage.


User currently offlineSmokeyrosco From Ireland, joined Dec 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1266 times:

just googles this

http://www.flightinternational.com/A...n/177/203127/Dividing+light++.html

Quote:
Now a recognised sector of the business jet spectrum, the VLJ class covers aircraft ranging from Diamond’s four-seat, single-engined D-Jet to Embraer’s Phenom 100, which has a cabin rivalling that of larger entry-level business jets. What they have in common is that they are lighter – and cheaper – than the smallest business jets now available.



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User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1190 times:

Quoting BlatantEcho (Reply 3):
I am one of the few who believes we will see single engine commerical aircraft be viable in the next 20-30 years.

I agree, though not for overwater use.


User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8942 posts, RR: 40
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1169 times:

D-Jet:


Visonaire Vantage:


Both are single-engined aircraft, even though the latter one does not look like and the program, AFAIK, has been halted for a long time.

Cheers



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