martes, 17 de mayo de 2016
ATR, the dominant manufacturer of turboprop airliners, last week undertook its first major marketing push in the USA in 10 years.
The US has been the exclusive domain for passenger turboprop service above 50 seats. (FedEx operates ATR cargo aircraft.)
But the time has come for ATR to return to the US for a number of reasons.
- The Bombardier Q400 is aging in US service, and replacements will be needed soon.
- The ATR 72-600 has been modernized with a new glass cockpit, larger overhead bins and other features.
- The aircraft now has an optional forward boarding door, a desirable feature in the US, allowing jetbridge boarding.
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