How come ATR doesn't discuss challenging Bombardier on the Q400X? Just imagine the Q400X being a huge success. Very likely IMO with oil prices increasing and larger size turboprops getting more attractive.
The sales of the ATR-42 are not exactly good. The -72 is getting old. But with the financial ressources increasing by having sold many ATR-72s lately, shouldn't ATR use that extra cash to invest in future projects? This must be the only manufacturer (which still exists) not having developed anything new within 20 years.