Lowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2930 times:
Interesting. If the could make it transport catagory and overcome some of the short comings of the Beech (blasphemy, I know) and the J31/32, I wonder if we could see a slight revitalization of the 19 seat market.
NorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3138 posts, RR: 36
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2897 times:
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its more likely they will go after the STOL market with a follow on to the semi-succesful Y-12. Maybe a slightly bigger, pressurized aircraft with amenities (aka lav). Since the Twotter ended production, there hasnt been much in the way of a real utility liner produced, and much of the existing Twotter/EMB-110/Y-12/Islander/Metro fleet is getting a bit long in the tooth... The B1900 and Jetstream series have never really been suited for the "hillside, ice and beachfront" world that many of the others operate in on a daly basis.
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ExpressJet_ERJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 839 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2869 times:
19 seaters will always have a market. If over 19 seats teh airport has to have crash fire and rescue. MOST of the EAS service cities in the US do not have this requirement. Thats why 19 seaters is all that you will see in these communities.