Dornier 328/ATR Questions

Mon Aug 02, 1999 9:27 am

Is it possible for airlines who own the current D328 prop to remove the props and turn them into jets?

Also, will the ATR recieve its own jet version?
Posts: 3925
Joined: Mon Aug 23, 1999 5:35 am

RE: Dornier 328/ATR Questions

Sun Feb 13, 2000 12:24 am

No, it isn´t. Airlines can only choose about 4-6 weeks before the aircraft rolls out to convert it into a jet and vic versa.

Flown: A319/320/321,A332/3,A380,AT4,AT7,B732/3/4/5/7/8,B742/4,B762/763,B772,CR2,CR7,ER4,E70,E75,F50/70,M11,L15,S20
Posts: 7835
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2000 12:45 pm

RE: Dornier 328/ATR Questions

Sun Feb 13, 2000 2:17 am

The jet engines weigh a lot more than the turboprops, and the structure is beefed up to take the extra weight. If you really wanted to, you could probably do it, but it'd make much more economic sense to order one from the factory. I haven't heard anything about the ATR.
Posts: 1911
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2001 8:25 am


Sun Feb 13, 2000 2:33 am

They have publically stated they feel there will still be enough demand for the ATR42/72 as is. Hence no plans to develop RJ variant of the type....

Was a big debate on the PlaneBusiness message board a while ago.
Posts: 3925
Joined: Mon Aug 23, 1999 5:35 am


Sun Feb 13, 2000 3:27 am

Not long ago they discussed the AIR JET againg but as you posted they think that there will be enough demand for the ATR 42/72 what I don´t completely believe. Also you would be a fool to start another 70-seater, currently there are the CRJ700, the ERJ-170, the 728JET and the Avro RJ70, 4 new (except the last) designs all looking for orders. THIS market is very crowded.

Flown: A319/320/321,A332/3,A380,AT4,AT7,B732/3/4/5/7/8,B742/4,B762/763,B772,CR2,CR7,ER4,E70,E75,F50/70,M11,L15,S20
Posts: 4993
Joined: Sun Nov 21, 1999 11:18 pm

RE: Dornier 328/ATR Questions

Sun Feb 13, 2000 5:22 am

There is also a new company called Alliance.
Jeremiah Teahan
Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004

Popular Searches On

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos