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Single-engined RJs

Thu Dec 22, 2005 7:06 am

How is the idea of single engined RJs with 50 seats or less? Would it be any better than twins for that market?
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RE: Single-engined RJs

Thu Dec 22, 2005 7:22 am

Too many rules against this...the FAR's virtually guarantee that at the 50 seat capacity level, you must be using a multi-engined aircraft.

IIRC, the FAR's in the U.S. specifically state that the maximum number of pax seats that can legally be utilized in a single-engined aircraft is 9.

I remember talking to a Cessna Caravan sales rep at an airshow once who told me that U.S. operators could only have 9 seats, where as there were several operators in Africa and South America that were routinely operating with 13-14 seats installed in their Grand Caravans.
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RE: Single-engined RJs

Thu Dec 22, 2005 7:28 am

Does this mean you could have a single jet engined business jet?

Don't get me wrong I'd prefer knowing when one engine goes down that you have another one but just curious.
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RE: Single-engined RJs

Thu Dec 22, 2005 7:29 am

I am one of the few who believes we will see single engine commerical aircraft be viable in the next 20-30 years.
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RE: Single-engined RJs

Thu Dec 22, 2005 7:31 am

Single-engine business jets are untapped market, and there are several companies that have designs for such an aircraft: 4-5 seat aircraft, with a 1,500 mile range, priced under $2 million on the high end.
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RE: Single-engined RJs

Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:50 am

i assume they would be tail mounted?
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RE: Single-engined RJs

Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:54 am

http://www.airliners.net/info/stats.main?id=382
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smokeyrosco
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RE: Single-engined RJs

Thu Dec 22, 2005 9:05 am

just googles this

http://www.flightinternational.com/A...n/177/203127/Dividing+light++.html

Quote:
Now a recognised sector of the business jet spectrum, the VLJ class covers aircraft ranging from Diamond’s four-seat, single-engined D-Jet to Embraer’s Phenom 100, which has a cabin rivalling that of larger entry-level business jets. What they have in common is that they are lighter – and cheaper – than the smallest business jets now available.
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RE: Single-engined RJs

Thu Dec 22, 2005 9:52 am

Quoting BlatantEcho (Reply 3):
I am one of the few who believes we will see single engine commerical aircraft be viable in the next 20-30 years.

I agree, though not for overwater use.
 
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RE: Single-engined RJs

Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:03 am

D-Jet:


Visonaire Vantage:


Both are single-engined aircraft, even though the latter one does not look like and the program, AFAIK, has been halted for a long time.

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