Sccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5091 posts, RR: 28 Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1190 times:
Well, not in mainstream pax service; there are, of course, aircraft like the Cessna 208 Caravan in operation in passenger service, and it has single turboprop engine. But essentially for bush / third-world type duty (eg, BZE-SPD).
But you'll never see a single-engined aircraft flying routine domestic trips.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
Catpac From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1180 times:
FAA and other global civial aviation regulatiuons would not allow that, because you have to keep in mind that aviation is based on the worst case scenario, ie, what if an engine fails on take-off, the plane must be able to climb out with its critical engine inoperative to be given a certificate of airworthiness.
Its true that there are single engine cessna flying passengers around, but they are not scheduled regular public transport (RPT) operations, these kind of planes like a C206,...are given permission to fly pax only on charter flights, but you will never see an airline operating them on a regular basis, however if an aircraft has a trubo-prop engine, like a C208 then it can be given RPT certificate of airworthiness, however I thinkn that this applies only up to 19 passengers (Cannot confirm this), if an aircraft is to exceed this number of seats than it must have two or more engines.
BUt still though, for private operations, an aircraft with a single turbo-fan engine would be approved, given that it meets normal certification requirements, so maybe we will se a single engine jet, however only available for private flying.
Pmk From United States of America, joined May 1999, 664 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1174 times:
I'm sorry, aparently I've lifted a rock and found a bunch of blind ants! For charter OPS single engine aircraft are permitted, and at some point will be used. As far as a single engine jet for personal/charter use, anybody ever heard of a visionaire vantage? How many you want? They run about $1.1 million, start delivering in the next year or two.
Flyboy767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1165 times:
I've seen pictures of a one-engine business jet...I don't know what it is though...all I know is that the engine was on the tail like the #3 engine on a Tristar or B727...It looked kind of neat actually.
Pmk From United States of America, joined May 1999, 664 posts, RR: 2 Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1163 times:
IT'S A VISIONAIRE VANTAGE!!!! Here's the website
http://www.visionaire.com It's REAL, it's for sale! It is flying, it's not a proposal, it's an aircraft, it's a wondrous example of Bernouli's principle in motion, Frank Whittle was right, the turbine jet engine works, it's made of carbon fiber, you know like a golf club or bug deflector (like on the front of a car)? It currently runs around to conventions seeking orders, pony up the dough $2.2 Million US and it'll show up on your door step right after they build yours. How much clearer can I make it?