Samurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2461 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1437 times:
While I understand that turboprops are not as popular as jets in the 70-seat range, turboprops such as the Dash 8-400Q will still find a niche, especially where there are regionals which cannot order more RJ's due to scope clause limitations on either the seating size or in fleet size.
Air Canada is probably a good example of that - AC Regional has been rumoured to be looking at Dash 8-400Q's because it cannot order RJ's larger than 55 seats in size due to a pilot contract. I find this kind of a scope clause limitation ludicrous, and so do the regional pilots, I'm sure.