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User currently offlineKiwiNanday From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 7757 times:

What are the fastest turboprop twins that are currently in use by airlines?

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User currently offlineEI2KSEA From Ireland, joined Jul 2004, 578 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 7728 times:

I think that the SAAB 2000 offers close to jet-like speeds for a turboprop.

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User currently offlineTavong From Colombia, joined Jul 2001, 836 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7664 times:

Saab 2000
Dornier 328
Dash 8-Q-400

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User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4200 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7558 times:

You're forgetting about the Piaggio P.180. 395 knots and 41,000 feet.  Smile


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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6835 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7554 times:

Airlines use the Piaggio?

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 7519 times:

No and besides the Piaggio is slow.

If you want speed in a Buisness Turboprop look for a Cheyenne 400.




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User currently offlineCFIcraigAPA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 223 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7451 times:

Actually, the P.180 is the fastest turboprop in the world. The Cheyenne 400 cruises at around 340 kts. If the Piaggio is slow, then the Cheyenne is snails pace.
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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7450 times:

Officially max Cruise on the Piaggiao is 348 and on the -400 is 325.

But......

I note that Hatzell if memory serves is working on a five blade conversion for the -400.....rumor has it that it will kick the airplane up by 50kts.




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User currently offlineAirplay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7348 times:

I note that Hatzell if memory serves is working on a five blade conversion for the -400.....rumor has it that it will kick the airplane up by 50kts.

I'm gonna have to call BS on that one. I assume that we are talking KIAS Vmo. The airframe is the limiting factor there with respect to Vmo so don't expect the Cheyenne 400 to get any faster. But...a new prop can increase efficiency so that higher cruise speeds can be realized.

Of course nobody cruises at the ASL Vmo figures so chances are that a new prop design can add some speed, but not to that Vmo figure which looks like an ISA value.



User currently offlineAerotech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 259 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7311 times:

Someone said the P.180 was the fastest turboprop in the world. They should define better, because the P-3 Orion, and Bear bomber are faster. (Although each has 4 engines)

User currently onlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4521 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7045 times:

I think the Saab 2000 can cruise at 370 knots true airspeed, can't think of a faster airline twin turboprop.


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