This New Post is a continuation from the original topic:
"ATA Connection - Does TVC Have A Chance?"
and is basically where this question arises from, So I gave it a new topic!!
ATA Connection has been doing so well lately and the Pilot Group of ATA has given them an industry leading scope clause. This in turn has caused every manufacturer to start foaming at the mouth to pitch their A/C at ATA Holdings, the question is being raised "What is the best 50-70 seat aircraft for ATA Connection?"
Every aircraft should be considered, although I personally would like to see a fan in front and not a prop, but that adds a considerable cost to the equation. Also, takeoff and landing performance is paramount, especially if they would keep things moving in and out of MDW (2 main runways aprox. 6000 and some change each, NOT including thresholds)
Please don't just give a one line "vote" (example: CRJ700 Rocks!! end of post)
But please explain specifically why your particular a/c should be a contender.
Let the discussions begin!