Manufacturers eye 100-seat stretch turboprops

05/26/2009 | Air Transport World

Though airlines continue to express interest in a stretch turboprop capable of carrying up to 100 passengers, manufacturers like ATR and Bombardier say the technology is not currently available. "We're not there yet. There's not a formal product program," says a Bombardier official, while ATR's North American sales chief says both a new engine and new airframe would be required to stretch current turboprop models.

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