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70-seat Turboprops Vs Jets  
User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4166 posts, RR: 36
Posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1376 times:

How big will the market success of the 70-seat turboprops (ATr72, Dash 8-400) be in future compared to the 70-seat regional jets CRJ700, ERJ-170 and 728JET? Will they still have a chance?


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User currently offlineAirways From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1354 times:

I think that jets will be more popular.

They are quieter, they can fly above the weather (storms etc.) and they are also faster. And as a lot of passengers do not like turboprops, they will be happy with the new jets.

And when passengers prefer the jets, the airlines will chose them for their flights, sooner or later...

Michael
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User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3413 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1351 times:

They are cheeper to operate and maintain which make them more profitable so to answer your question, yes.

User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3413 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

I was to referring turboprops in my post.

User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1343 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.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40070 posts, RR: 74
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1340 times:

I hope props do stay around for some time. It's something special about flying on a prop. It is definatley a throw back to the old ways of flying.


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