It could be said the SAAB2000 died a premature death at the hands of the Regional Jet.
Fast Forward 5 years.
The honeymoon is over with the Regional Jets, Airlines are beginning to re-evaluate their fleets.
Is the turboprop making a comeback? Was it ever dead in the first-place?
If the SAAB2000 was in production today, would it be a seller? Was it ahead of it's time?
What is the best platform for getting 50 people to a destination 500 miles away? propjet or fanjet?
In this forum we are hopefully all mature enough to recognize that turboprops are just as safe as the mainliners, but is the public? Meaning, has this recent proliferation of pure-jet travel permanently weaned the public off of propellor based travel? Howmany people travel by turboprops in today's world? Pct of public and pct of traveling public. I for one haven't been on a prop since 1975! It was Hughes Airwest, PDX