Flying-Tiger
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70-seat Turboprops Vs Jets

Thu Jul 26, 2001 4:50 am

How big will the market success of the 70-seat turboprops (ATr72, Dash 8-400) be in future compared to the 70-seat regional jets CRJ700, ERJ-170 and 728JET? Will they still have a chance?
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RE: 70-seat Turboprops Vs Jets

Thu Jul 26, 2001 5:14 am

I think that jets will be more popular.

They are quieter, they can fly above the weather (storms etc.) and they are also faster. And as a lot of passengers do not like turboprops, they will be happy with the new jets.

And when passengers prefer the jets, the airlines will chose them for their flights, sooner or later...

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RE: 70-seat Turboprops Vs Jets

Thu Jul 26, 2001 5:14 am

They are cheeper to operate and maintain which make them more profitable so to answer your question, yes.
 
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RE: 70-seat Turboprops Vs Jets

Thu Jul 26, 2001 5:16 am

I was to referring turboprops in my post.
 
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RE: 70-seat Turboprops Vs Jets

Thu Jul 26, 2001 5:31 am

While I understand that turboprops are not as popular as jets in the 70-seat range, turboprops such as the Dash 8-400Q will still find a niche, especially where there are regionals which cannot order more RJ's due to scope clause limitations on either the seating size or in fleet size.

Air Canada is probably a good example of that - AC Regional has been rumoured to be looking at Dash 8-400Q's because it cannot order RJ's larger than 55 seats in size due to a pilot contract. I find this kind of a scope clause limitation ludicrous, and so do the regional pilots, I'm sure.
 
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RE: 70-seat Turboprops Vs Jets

Thu Jul 26, 2001 5:37 am

I hope props do stay around for some time. It's something special about flying on a prop. It is definatley a throw back to the old ways of flying.
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