carl50mq wrote:I'm surprised, I really thought Textron would propose a single engine turboprop aircraft under Beechcraft brand instead.
b747400erf wrote:Something to bring down the PC-12 prices to realistic levels would be worth it alone. Once governments started buying them the prices magically increased.
CARST wrote:b747400erf wrote:Something to bring down the PC-12 prices to realistic levels would be worth it alone. Once governments started buying them the prices magically increased.
This is just supply and demand, the prices are realistic, as long as their is no competitor. They can probably only shell out x amount of planes per year, but they might get x+y orders, so they'll hike their price up. Good for them. And good for Cessna to now dip into this market...
Viscount724 wrote:Some potential customers may be nervous about the all-new GE engine on a single-engine aircraft, compared to the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT-6 on the PC-12 which has an excellent reputation for reliability going back well over 50 years. If not mistaken the new GE turboprop engine will be built in the Czech Republic.
Aesma wrote:Do these single engine turboprops basically never fail, or do the few dead stick landings that happen never make the news ?
I must say I have more take-offs in a PT6 Pilatus Porter than any other type, but I'm never worrying about landing in them (and have in fact never landed in them so far).
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