Tag: Turboprop

TAROM Selects ATR 72-600 to Renew Its Regional Fleet

Reading Time: 1 minute TAROM, the Romanian national air carrier, will introduce nine new ATR 72-600 aircraft into its fleet. The ATR 72-600 will be leased from NAC, regional aircraft lessor. Deliveries will commence in October 2019 through to 2020. TAROM has been very successful in its domestic market operations by using ATRs to allow it to compete with […]

Textron Aviation Unveils New Large-Utility Turboprop

Reading Time: 1 minute Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced its new twin-engine, high-wing, large-utility turboprop – the Cessna SkyCourier 408. FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company and longtime Textron Aviation customer, has signed on as the launch customer for up to 100 aircraft, with an initial fleet order of 50 cargo aircraft and options […]

Q400 Maintenance Hits Flybe Performance

Reading Time: 2 minutes Expensive maintenance efforts to improve the reliability of Bombardier Q400 turboprops have hit the meager profits at British regional carrier Flybe. Adjusted profit fell by almost half for the first six months of the year, to £8.4 million ($11 million), as the carrier spent 36% more on maintenance than in the prior-year period. This was […]

Bombardier Signs Largest Ever Q400 Turboprop Order

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today announced that it has concluded a firm purchase agreement with SpiceJet Limited (“SpiceJet”) of Gurgaon, India for up to 50 Q400 turboprop airliners, making it the largest single order ever for the Q400 turboprop aircraft program and bringing total Q400 firm orders to over 600 Q400 aircraft. Upon delivery, the airline […]

ATR Continues To Dominate Commercial Turboprop Market

Reading Time: 2 minutes The large-turboprop market is essentially a duopoly between Toulouse-based ATR and Canadian manufacturer Bombardier, but unlike the seesaw competition between Airbus and Boeing, it is one in which the European manufacturer has a clear advantage. ATR, jointly owned by Airbus and Leonardo of Italy, has a backlog of 250 aircraft—mostly for the 68-78-seat ATR 72-600, […]

Morocco Aviation Private Academy Chooses Alsim ALX Light Turboprop

Reading Time: 1 minute Alsim has announced the sale of an ALX Light Turboprop to the Morocco Aviation Private Academy (MAPA), located in Benslimane, Morocco. The device will be delivered to the academy this spring. Mohammed Fayyad Matar Khawaldeh, Morocco Aviation Private Academy’s CEO, said: “We had the opportunity to use an Alsim ALX at the Royal Jordanian Air […]

ATR Delivers 80 Aircraft In 2016

Reading Time: 1 minute ATR said it has booked orders for 36 aircraft (34 ATR 72-600s and 2 ATR 42-600s) in 2016. The company reached in 2016 its second-highest turnover ever (US$ 1.8bn), and its third-highest year in terms of deliveries (80 aircraft), confirming the appetite of the market for modern turboprops. The aircraft manufacturer also secured a healthy […]

Bombardier Continues its Domination of the North American Turboprop Market

Reading Time: 1 minute Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Calgary-based WestJet Encore Ltd. has signed a firm order for nine Q400 turboprops. The transaction is a conversion of options booked by the airline’s parent company WestJet and will increase WestJet Encore’s fleet to 45 Q400 aircraft. Based on the list price for the Q400 aircraft, the transaction is […]

The ATR 72-600 Takes Off to North America

Reading Time: 2 minutes An ATR 72-600 turboprop aircraft will embark on a demo-tour of the United States and Canada from May 2nd to May 13th. This will be the very first time the newest ATR -600 series aircraft will be flying in demonstrations in North America, doing stops in Toronto, Chicago, White Plains, Hyannis, Washington D.C., Charlotte, Dallas, […]

55 TBM 900 Very Fast Daher Turboprop Aircrafts Delivered in 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes Daher’s Airplane Business Unit delivered a total of 55 TBM 900s in 2015 – a 10 percent increase compared to 2014, and the second best year since the first TBM single-engine very fast turboprop aircraft was provided to a customer in 1991. The 2015 geographic distribution reflected global economic trends last year, as TBM 900 […]