overseasBHX
Posts: 123
Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2001 10:01 pm

The Latest Turboprops

Tue Aug 19, 2003 3:53 am

Which are the latest commercial turboprops on the market? Who makes them? Who buys them? Are they still popular or are they a dying race?
 
ssides
Posts: 3248
Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2001 12:57 am

RE: The Latest Turboprops

Tue Aug 19, 2003 3:59 am

This is a great question -- I know Saab has ceased production of its models. Does anyone know if Dornier or Embraer still manufacture their turboprops? What about Beech or Aerospatiale?
"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
 
serge
Posts: 1903
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2001 2:01 pm

RE: The Latest Turboprops

Tue Aug 19, 2003 4:11 am

I'm pretty sure Beech is still cranking out the 1900Ds along with Kingairs (some are used for commercial charter I guess).. Not sure about the others though.
 
StarFlyer
Posts: 929
Joined: Thu Sep 12, 2002 10:07 am

RE: The Latest Turboprops

Tue Aug 19, 2003 4:14 am

The latest model is the de havilland Dash 8-400. Very quiet very fast. There definitely is a market for props still, as they offer a lot of comfort due to new technology. Short runways, short hops are typical markets for props and always will be. Prop manufacturers I can think of are De Havilland and ATR, another European consortium.
Buyers are typically regional airlines. Cant think of a low cost airline operating them as there isnt an awful lot of money to be made.
Yours truly - StarFlyer
 
FlySSC
Posts: 5186
Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2003 1:38 am

RE: The Latest Turboprops

Tue Aug 19, 2003 4:15 am

Aerospatiale & Aeritalia are still producing ATR 42/72


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Howard Chaloner



I think Dornier has stopped its 328, as well as its 328Jet
 
StarFlyer
Posts: 929
Joined: Thu Sep 12, 2002 10:07 am

RE: The Latest Turboprops

Tue Aug 19, 2003 4:16 am

I think Air New Zealand was the last order of the Beech 1900Ds, between 10 and 20, cant think of the number right now. And the line is now closed.
Yours truly - StarFlyer
 
CanadianNorth
Posts: 3133
Joined: Sat Aug 24, 2002 11:41 am

RE: The Latest Turboprops

Tue Aug 19, 2003 4:26 am

the DHC8 Dash8-400 is still being produced......


CanadianNorth
What could possibly go wrong?
 
ArgInMIA
Posts: 475
Joined: Fri Nov 09, 2001 4:07 pm

RE: The Latest Turboprops

Tue Aug 19, 2003 4:51 am

what about embraer? in the website they still have the 120 as a current model
Alto.. Mucho mas alto.. hasta la cumbre
 
codeshare
Posts: 1689
Joined: Tue Sep 10, 2002 2:23 am

RE: The Latest Turboprops

Tue Aug 19, 2003 4:59 am

ATR-72-500 (or -300) wit six-blade props.

And there will be a cargo version of the ATR 42.

codeshare
How much A is there is Airliners Net ? 0 or nothing ?
 
vfw614
Posts: 3171
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2001 12:34 am

RE: The Latest Turboprops

Tue Aug 19, 2003 7:10 am

Still in production:


Antonov AN140


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Vladimir Begera




Ilyushin IL114


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Faerberg Leonid




Aerospatiale/Alenia ATR42-500


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Florian Kondziela




Aerospatiale/Alenia ATR72-500


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Sung-Yang Tong




Bombardier DHC8-200Q


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Radomir Zaric




Bombardier DHC8-300Q


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Florian Kondziela




Bombardier DHC8-400Q


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Jani Tikkanen-Rozsa




Casa 235 (although last non-mil delivery now 10 years ago - same for the Casa 212)


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Derek Pedley




Harbin/Yunshin Y12


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Craig Murray




(plus the Chinese AN26 copycat)



No other I can think of which are still in production. Production has ceased for:

Raytheon Beech 1900 c/D
Fairchild Metro 23
Fairchild Dornier 328-100
BAe Jetstream 31/32
BAe Jetstream 41
BAe Jetstream 61 (ATP)
Saab 340B
Saab 2000

As for the Embraer 120, possibly it is still built on demand,but the last pax delivery has been in 1999.


[Edited 2003-08-19 00:13:18]